Exploring the World by Sail from A to Z

Jeff and Zia's adventures aboard the catamaran Hekla

12 January 2015 | 62 31'S:59 47'W, Antarctic Peninsual
09 January 2015 | 65 54'S:62 52'W, Antarctic Peninsual
07 January 2015 | 65 15'S:64 16'W, Antarctic Peninsual
04 January 2015 | 64 19'S:62 55'W, Antarctic peninsula
31 December 2014 | 54 48'S:68 19'W, Ushuaia
27 December 2014 | It's 6am must be Miami...
26 December 2014 | Guatemala
09 June 2013 | 17 35'N:80 42'W, Caribbean sea
06 June 2013 | Jamaica
04 June 2013 | 18 28'N:77 57'W, Montego Bay
02 June 2013 | 19 20'N:78 49'W, on passage Cayman-Jamaica
23 May 2013 | 19 43'N:82 58'W, south of Cuba, NW of Cayman
19 May 2013 | 24 34'N:81 49'W, Key West, Florida
30 April 2013 | 23 25'N:85 38'W, Gulf of Mexico
27 April 2013 | 21 15'N:86 45'W, Isla Mujeras
19 April 2013 | 18 17'N:87 50'W, Xcalak
17 April 2013 | 15 34'N:89 12'W, Lago Izabal, Guatemala
10 April 2013 | Rio Dulce
10 April 2013 | 15 39'N:88 'W, Rio Dulce
01 April 2013 | 16 05'N:88 32'W, Southern Belize

Into the Golfo de Ancud

13 December 2011 | 41 48.2'S:73 21.5'W, Chilean Costal / Pto Abtau
Day 2 - Into the Golfo De Ancud As soon as we left the sheltered bay and returned to OcĀ“ano Pacifico things were not pacifico any longer. We ate peanuts again. I felt like returning to Colorado again only not quite so bad this time. The waves and wind in the ocean were intense, stronger than the guys had thought. Jeff was cautious and we only had the jib with no main. I lay prone. About an hour later, it felt like ten, we turned into the Canal Chacao and with it's favorable current and winds we had a brisk sail into the Golfo De Ancud. We found another calm spot to anchor at Puerto Abtao, and just as the guide book, Patagonia & Tierra Del Fuego Nautical Guide by Mariolina Rolfo and Giorgione Ardrizzi says we could, we bought mariscos (shellfish) for dinner. Sven negotiated the buying for 3000 pesos ($6) and a box of wine. Then he scrubbed and cleaned them and cooked them in white wine with onion and cilantro. They were incredible, especially the broth. We had large mussels (cholgas), clams (almejas) a nd whole new potatoes boiled in salt water with butter. Also we drank the champagne that Alex had given us with the Hekla label to commemorate making our first overnight ocean passage. Thanks Alex! With a belly full of mariscos and champagne, I forgot the greenness. I embraced this new "in constant motion" lifestyle. Just like seeing the baby, one forgets all the pains of bringing it into the world. And yet as in life, there are always more difficulties ahead along with more joy.
Vessel Name: Hekla
Vessel Make/Model: Atlantic 57, Chris White Designs
Hailing Port: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Crew: Jeff Lebesch, Zia Zybko
About: Jeff has been sailing for 11 years, and has completed two singlehanded TransPac races on his former trimaran Hecla. Zia is enthusiastic about adventure-exploration by sail
Hekla's Photos - Main
Interior photos of the boat
20 Photos
Created 29 November 2011
Photos of Hekla under construction, Sept 2010 to Nov 2011
30 Photos
Created 4 August 2011

S/V Hekla

Who: Jeff Lebesch, Zia Zybko
Port: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
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