Saturday, January 21, 2012


Saturday afternoon finds Odyssey still docked at Higuerillas.  The combination of daylight savings time with the fact that all of Chile is in a single time zone, which is too far east for the coast, means that the sun doesn't set until 9:30 or so at night.  I've slowly fallen under the spell of the clocks, which has resulted in going to sleep at midnight (which only feels like 10PM or so) and then sleeping in until 9 or 10 in the morning, aided by the sun being hidden behind the hills inland of us and the morning weather, which reminds me of nothing so much as the "June Gloom" of Southern California.  I've decided now to try to get out of here Tuesday or Wednesday, authorities permitting - I had been operating under the assumption that I only needed a day or two of lead time to get clearance, but on Thursday discovered it could take up to a week from the date that I put in the request, so I optimistically asked to be cleared by Wednesday, but we'll see how things go with the progression of navy, immigration, customs, and agriculture.  Saturday seems to be the busy day here - the rest of the week the yacht club seems like a ghost town, inhabited by far more seagulls and pelicans than people.

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