Justine Curgenven is circumnavigating Tierra del Fuego

Dan_Millsip

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Ken, thanks for posting this. Justine and Barry are now 6 days into their voyage -- from reading her blog, it sounds like they're having a really good trip so far.
 

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Justine is an absolute Gem.
She was up here in the North Island last summer, in part to do some paddling with her friends Leon Somme and Shawna Franklin (who were circumnavigating Vancouver Island), and to do some filming of Cheri Perry and Turner Wilson (new rolling video).
http://www.cackletv.com/sea-kayaking-dvds/this-is-the-roll/

We (Campbell River Paddlers Club) hosted Justine one evening for a BBQ Social and she gave a highly entertaining audio/visual presentation of some of her exploits...everyone fell in love with her.

Good Luck Justine! :big_thumb
 

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Interesting question. Justine and Barry are paddling around Isla Grande in Tierra del Fuego. They started in Punta Arenas and, after two section, they are in Ushuaia. Now they are going to Punta Arenas by vehicle and paddling counter clockwise to Ushuaia.

Hence the question on Justines blog: "The rules of circumnavigation: Are there any? Do we make them up to suit our purpose? Does anyone care?"

http://www.cackletv.com/justines-blog/

Interesting to read Freya's take on the question too.
 

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ken_vandeburgt said:
Interesting question. Justine and Barry are paddling around Isla Grande in Tierra del Fuego. They started in Punta Arenas and, after two section, they are in Ushuaia. Now they are going to Punta Arenas by vehicle and paddling counter clockwise to Ushuaia.

Hence the question on Justines blog: "The rules of circumnavigation: Are there any? Do we make them up to suit our purpose? Does anyone care?"

http://www.cackletv.com/justines-blog/

Interesting to read Freya's take on the question too.
What was Freya's take?...of the two comments on the Blog, she wasn't one of them that I could see.
 

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Ken B said:
What was Freya's take?...of the two comments on the Blog, she wasn't one of them that I could see.
Fri 10/02-2012 Day 165
Peter brought me some news of “the competition” today ) – Justine and Barry, who were aiming to become the first people to circumnavigate Tierra del Fuego, turned around their second leg of the trip and are now paddling south from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia where the had spent a few days. Hey, guys, you are kicking yourself out of the league!!! This is as if your are doing two times downhills instead of the uphill climb…well, it’s your trip. But nothing for the records…

I can fully understand this decision, only crazy people are paddling north ! Their main goal is to take good footage for the next TITS movie and to have a good time. Not everyone is as stubborn and ambitious as I am… They had the “live” report of the four Argentine guys who just paddled that leg in this direction, and my own really not too motivating blog entries from me paddling the other way…Amazingly, I exactly had this vision today before I got the news, as they stayed so long in Ushuaia! I wish you good luck…and think of me who was crawling hard the other way!

http://freyahoffmeister.com/2012/02/11/ ... 2-day-165/
 

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Pretty stunning observation from Freya, considering that she went the 'easy way' (west-to-east) round Cape Horn, during her 'westbound' trip.....
Any direction at all, it isn't easy work, IMO. My hat is off to them all.
I'm reminded of the answer to one of my (very) novice sailing questions years ago, when I asked an acquaintance/boat-owner what modifications/upgrades he would do to his (already well-found) boat before circumnavigating via the S. Ocean. Answer:"The first modification would be to remove myself from the boat immediately!"
:)
John
 

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This is an interesting question.

In 2010 I tried to circumnavigate Haida Gwaii but failed due to injury. I got half way round (I completed Graham).

One day I might well go back to do Moresby.

I might well present it as the completion of a circumnavigation. I know that Hayley Shephard did HG in 2 bites over 2 years (again because of injury) to become the first woman to solo around HG. But I'm not sure that in my heart of hearts I will feel that I have "circumnavigated" HG. I think, rather, that I will see it as "having paddled the entire coastline of HG in two trips".

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As an aside, does one have to paddle on the outside of every island in the HG archipelago to be able to claim that one has "circumnavigated" HG. I deliberately paddled on the outside of Langara and Frederick Islands because I thought I should (and it was off Frederick that I was injured in a freakish mishap), but I paddled inside Hippa Island after my injury. Will I have to take an extra few days to go and get Hippa under my belt? Or can I take a water taxi - if there are such things on the west coast of HG - out there so I can do the 6 miles of outer coast that I missed? There should be a book of rules for this stuff.
 

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I agree, really nice pictures. Looks like a cool place to paddle. Hopefully, Justine will post more shots from the trip.
 
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