Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tacking Up the Rio de la Plata

Working my way upwind for 4+ days now seems worth the effort. I was sailing upwind in the shallow waters (60 feet or so) of the Rio de la Plata for days before the finish in Uruguay. I had to work close to the shoreline in order to keep west of a high pressure area. It felt a bit like tacking up the beach, which is not necessarily a breeze after 20+ days at sea alone. The good news is that I started to thaw and as the water and air warmed up, I was able to shed my layers of clothing after the brisk Southern Ocean chill. Cheers to warm weather and the always hospitable Yateste in Punta del Este!