Rounding the Horn cont.

" In her memoirs Helen remembered: "The day we passed Cape Horn was pleasant and mild; it was a very high and rocky coast and was covered with penguins. After we passed into the Pacific Ocean, there was not so much rough weather."

As an adult, Laura's brother Prescott remembered: "My earliest memory is the sight of Cape Horn from the deck of the whaling ship Roman, of which my father was captain and part owner."

In her journal, Laura also mentioned seeing Tres Montes from a distance. It is a majestic mountain rising in the background off the coast of Futaleufu, Chile. Sailing within sight of land meant that birds were visible on shore, in the water and overhead. Seeing penguins and gooney birds surely delighted Laura and Prescott.

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