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30 December 2015 | Bahia Mallet
Williwaws are sudden, intense blasts of wind, that can come from surprising directions, as a result of wind blowing over mountains and falling down cliffs.

We had the anchor out and four lines securely tying Issuma to shore while we waited out a storm in Bahia Mallet. The gusts were fierce, and you can see the spray they have lifted from the water in the picture.

Below, Carolina watches the approaching wind (the line of white in the water) while fishing from the cockpit.
Vessel Name: Issuma
Vessel Make/Model: Damien II, 15m/50' steel staysail schooner with lifting keel
Extra: Designed for Antarctica. Built in France by META in 1981. Draft 1.3m/4.5' with keel up, 3.2m/10.5' with keel down. More details at
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