As the song goes “We’re bound for Valparaiso” but…

As the song goes “We’re bound for Valparaiso” but…

“It’s a bit laborious, still punching into the wind with cloud cover. The forecasts are giving us sun today and tomorrow, However, after these two favourable days, the wind will really pick up, still due South at 30 knots. At that point, we’ll be level with the southern tip of Coquimbo Bay.”

With accompaniment above Race for Water: “We’re crossing tacks with a few albatrosses, these great travelling birds, their planing unequally as they skim the waves, beautifully making the most of the swell to surf… The coastline is staggering, with its genuine sand-coloured mountains dropping away into the rough seas of the Pacific.”

“Obviously it’s not an area, which our solar-powered boat can frequent due to the lack of sunshine, but at the same time, the landscape and the fauna we’re being treated to are so special and majestic that, quite simply, we’re very happy to be here.”

Jean-Marc Normant, ship’s captain.