Leaving from Punta Arenas on a Chilean vessel allowed us to cruise through Alberto de Augustini National Park in extreme southern patagonia.
Our reason for going through the park was to get some initial calibrations on sonar that would allow us to more effectively find fish. This involves finding a small (6” diameter) copper ball that is lowered into the water and since the dimensions of the ball are known, the sonar is calibrated to find it precisely.
Here is the ball used for sonar calibration
This ball is then dropped to known depths and the sonar calibrated accordingly
The captain picked a gorgeous site for this, and we got stuninng views of mountains and waterfalls while we waited (and even a rainbow!). The weather was sunny and the fjords were nothing short of spectacular. Words don’t do this justice so here are some pictures I took.
I also assembled some photos and made a quick video of photos & video I took. We didn’t have a fitting soundtrack so I mixed together soundbites from everyones mp3s to create something for the background.