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Rounding the Horn

We won’t. We’ll be sailing past Cape Horn, or Cabo de Hornos in Spanish, but we won’t be rounding it.

To officially Round the Horn, we would have to start north of 50˚ south latitude on either the Atlantic or Pacific side of South America, sail south of 56˚ to go around the island, and then back to north of 50˚ latitude and end on the other side of South America. That’s a passage of at least 1,000 miles.


But we may, weather and conditions permitting, anchor at the island and go ashore. There’s a lighthouse on the island along with a keeper’s house for the Chilean Navy Lighthouse Keeper and his family.


If we do go ashore, you’ll get a full report. Stay tuned.


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