Skirting a dangerous cape of the western pacific ocean
While most of our fellow passengers were sleeping, as usual I woke at 5 am to pull the gear together, dress warmly, step out onto our magic window on the world. Our decision to request a port side cabin continues to pay off. The Cape Rapier lighthouse flashes every few seconds. One of these shots caught the light.
Since 1914 the lighthouse on Cape Rapier, Aysen Provence, Chile, has protected ships on the northern approach to the Gulf of Penas.
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Before dawn, February 17, 2016, the light protected us on the Oceania Regatta as we rounded Cape Rapier to enter the Gulf of Penas on route of the Messier Channel, the Fjords of Chile and an encounter with the Iceberg Glacier of Fjord Tempanos.
Gulf of Penas is the next blog in this series.
A mini-interview with Michael Wills is the previous blog in this series.
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Maps of our visit to Iceberg Glacier beginning from Cape Rapier, the Pacific Ocean
Here are a series of maps to aid your understanding of this series of blogs, starting with sunrise off
Cape Rapier and ending with my next blog, the approach to Tempanos Fjord and the Iceberg Glacier.
Navigating the Messier Channel is the next blog in this series.
Maritime Pilots, Scout Island, Scout Canal is the previous blog in this series.
The contents of this blog are Copyright 2016 Michael Stephen Wills