Los Barilles to ALMOST La Ventana!

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We left Los Barilles with the plan to go straight to La Ventana. I was eager to finally get there, as this is a place I have visited 4 times already and I totally dig this kite paradise and people. It is a happy place.

But then we were close to Los Muertos and the Captain decided to break it up and anchor together with Lea Scotia. We set anchor and were about to set up our dinghy, when a sudden wind came up. We managed to get a weak service on our phone and checked the forecast. It was supposed to pick up 20 knots at night and since we already had a bumpy night behind us in Los Barilles, the Captain decided to continue around the corner and anchor close to La Ventana before sunset.

This all happened so sudden and my good friend was almost on the way to come see us in Muertos from El Sargento . Luckily I was able to contact him, before he got into his car. But I have to confess, that sometimes the back and force on a sailing trip can be a bit frustrating, especially when you are looking forward to the place or people and than weather does not play in favor and the Captain had to make a safety decision. Well, I was pissed and the guys on board annoyed about me being a pain.

Oh well, the anchor spot at Punta Arena de La Ventana was really nice with beautiful sunset and we all had a good night and the next day… off to HAPPY PLACE. 🙂

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Los Frailes to Los Barilles

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We decided in the morning, that due to the weather it would not make much sense staying in Los Frailes. We hadn’t even set up the dinghy to go to shore the day before and the water did not look promising to have good visibility to go snorkeling either. So we contacted our friends from Lea Scotia, that we are heading towards Muertos, with possible stop in La Ribera. Lea Scotia is that beautiful sailboat you see in the upper and lower picture.

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Look at these guys, our friend Kruiser is getting along so well with Mats now, that he even fell asleep on his lap. Well, after doing a lot of “Haya’s” to him…

The water was so calm and not windy, that we decided to try our luck and anchored in front of Los Barilles. We went to shore, Mats played with his buddy Charlie on the beach and we checked out the little town. It is really a cute town and we just decided to stay another night.

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The next day wind picked up a little and I got to kite some. Great spot and certainly would like to come back here. 🙂

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Fantastic Sail from San Jose – Los Frailes

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We left the Marina early morning and soon were able to pull up those sails. The atmosphere was fantastic , everybody was well rested and felt good. We were all excited to be on the water and I am usually not the one saying that. But the water was pretty smooth and the sail comfortable. Our friends from Lea Scotia were on the way to Los Frailes as well and took this great shot from Alsager under sail.

We put a little video clip together for you. We arrived in Los Frailes and had just set the anchor, when we got a little surprise. 🙂