Checkout for Uruguay

After bailing out a pretty full dinghy I went ashore to meet my crew for the trip, Andre, and attend to formalities. Our plan was to clear out for Uruguay with a fall back plan to shelter in Rio Grande if the weather turned.

First up was immigration at the Policia Federal. They don't do too many yacht clearances in Florianopolis and we were there for over an hour. No problem though. Then we just made it to the Capitania before they closed at 11:30 but we were all done in about 20 minutes. Normally we would have visited the Receita Federal but I had been told that provided we left by 10th April no further visit was necessary.

Later in the evening we did a final supermarket shop to complete provisioning and I spent a second night comfortably anchored off Beira Mar.