Author Archives: Cindy Stiggelbout


D5. Chilean Adventures-Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt

Following our inland explorations from Puerto Natales, we started our long, wet, windy, and cold leg north thru the myriad Channels/Canals of Patagonian Chile. This country is very similar to the inside passage thru British […]

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D4. Pazzo’s Inland Adventures-Chile and Argentina

March 21 proved a fine day for a long road trip to Chile’s Torres del Paines national park. The park is one of Chile’s top rated attractions offering incredible vistas of jagged peaks and deep […]

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D3. Leaving Ushuaia, Take2

After servicing our transmission in Ushuaia, we sailed east to Puerto Williams to, once again, formally enter Chile (Immigration, Customs, and Armada) for our northward trip to Puerto Montt and beyond. We’d been thru the […]

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D2. Stiggelbouts do Antartica

In Ushuaia, we rented a very strong mooring where Pazzo could wait for us during our foray to Antarctica. Uka (an Easter Islander who manages the Club Nautico) agreed to keep an eye on our […]

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D1. Cape Horn and Beagle Canal adventures

Over the holidays, Pazzo became well familiar with the entire Beagle Canal. Charles would have been proud of our extensive exploration and frequent encounters with wildlife. Our first experience with the Beagle was east to […]

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C9. South Argentina Adventures

Our 3 ½ day trip south from Deseado brought a wide assortment of wind and weather. We motored without wind for several hours before setting the kite to overtake Lucipara and Obelix on a course […]

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C8. Uruguay and Argentina

After a most delightful 3-month stay in Brazil, our passage to Uruguay was characterized by winds from all directions and many speeds. We were mostly reaching and running, but we encountered a small cold front […]

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C7. Beautiful Brazil

Cindy, John, and I returned to Pazzo in Antigua and sailed 18 days to the NE tip of Brazil where we found the small, lovely resort island of Fernando da Noronha.   Our course took […]

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C6. Pazzo’s Caribbean Adventure; St Lucia back to Antigua

On May 15, we sailed north to the island nation of St. Lucia where we welcomed Pete and Tania Swain, friends from San Diego, aboard for our northward trip back to Antigua.  The expanded Team […]

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C5. Pazzo’s Caribbean Adventure; St Vincent and the Grenadines

In the wee hours of April 30, we slipped our mooring and continued south to Fort de France, Martinique.   As usual, the trades were blowing out of the east so our southerly course put […]

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