Repairs completed and restocked with fresh fruits and vegetables, Eric departed Concon, Chile, Thursday morning about 11:30 after having gotten clearance for his departure from the Chilean authorities late Wednesday afternoon. Before his departure, he spoke by Skype with Len Edgerly of the weekly podcast, The Kindle Chronicles, about his voyage so far. The terrific interview and show notes can be found at: http://www.thekindlechronicles.com/2012/01/27/tkc-182-eric-loss/.
For those readers who missed Eric's first interview with Len a week prior to departing Los Angeles last November, it is fascinating to listen to Eric talk about his expectations for his solo circumnavigation of the globe and compare them to his experiences 70 days into his voyage: http://www.thekindlechronicles.com/2011/11/04/tkc-170-eric-loss/
Eric's family also wishes to thank all those who helped Eric during his stay in Chile as well as the far-flung network of sailors and others who gave us invaluable advice and help in the period of time leading up to his landing in Chile. We also very much appreciate the many loyal readers of this blog who continue to support Eric and follow his voyage.