Day 427 [Dec. 3/09] -- Genoa update

Position (1000 JST)
53°10'S, 70°55'W -- Punta Arenas

Today's Report

The genoa was arriving in Santiago, Chile, today and was to be received in Punta Arenas either today or tomorrow by Gonzalo Avilés Stewart of Ian Taylor & Company, a local importer that has been helping us locally.

We should learn soon whether the sail made it through Chilean customs ok.

Our first attempt in May to send Saito-san his heart medicines took a month from Japan, despite being fully documented and dispatched by express courier. By comparison, it will seem a small miracle if the genoa just takes three or four days from Auckland, NZ.

Our thanks to Gonzalo for his personal and careful assistance in this matter.