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

Day 6 - Sven goes home, we are on our own

13 December 2011 | 42 28.7'S:73 45.3'W, Isla de Chiloe / Castro
We are well into day six of our sailing adventure. Sven left us this morning, so now it is just me and Jeff. Hekla is anchored off the town of Castro by the Armada de Chile, much to their consternation. I am sitting in the dinghy which is on the gravelly beach while Jeff is fetching gasoline for the dinghy motor. We didn't dare leave the dinghy unattended. Several tour boats full of passengers pointing cameras motored past Hekla this day. We met a couple from California in the grocery store who are traveling by bus wherever they so desire, next on to Bolivia who noticed her from their hotel room up on the hill. The day is splendid, cool and bright sunshine with blue skies. It has taken us a good six hours to eat lunch, have coffee, check for emergency emails and provision a few fresh groceries. Everything takes longer when traveling, and for me that is part of the charm. We have no agenda no strict schedule no place we have to be. The days run into each other, strung along like pearls, each one slightly different yet also the same, beginning and ending in a perfect round shape. I feel the beauty of these individual days each like a pearl, but I suspect that someday when I look back at the string of them together they will be incredibly stunning. A highlight of yesterday, a pearl of perfect experience was the seven or so dolphins swimming and diving in Hekla's bows as we sailed into Castro. I sat on the port bow and watched as they played. Sometimes I could see them just under the surface, then not at all, then the delightful surprise when they would break the surface flashing fins and I'm pretty sure, grins! Late in the day, around 1800 hours we pulled up anchor and sailed a short way to Est´ro Ichuac. It looks to be a lovely little place to explore in the morning.
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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