Tuesday 22nd November. By Jodie.
This weather is not kayaking friendly, so we’re traveling in the support boat again. This boat is a blessing and a curse. We’re not getting far by kayak so it’s good to have the friendly and helpful Captain Joselito and his boat the Cahuelmo to take us wherever we please in the fjords, which is basically from one hot springs to the next. Without the mothership we would not get far.
On the other hand, we’re stuck in the cramped and untidy below section of the boat, breathing thick diesel fumes and trying to stop the crockery from smashing as the boat lurches in the rough seas. Thankfully, neither of us suffers from seasickness, but the claustrophobic confines of the boat are far from comfortable.
We politely decline Joselito’s offer to sleep on board, and spend the nights in our tent in the rain, except for one night when we stop in the tiny village of Huinay and plead a bed at the local school, which, surprisingly for a school with 4 students, has expansive dormitories and a basketball court. But that’s a whole other story.