Okay, my OCD
has kicked in and now I want to know exactly WHEN they arrive and WHEN they can leave for the next place, because I think all that is going to play a role in whether or not one of our SA legs becomes a TBC/NEL/ "Marked for Elimination" leg....
I'll try to start with what I think we know so far, but I'm going to need lots of help from apskip
's flight data and Chateau
's time/shadow shots and mswood
's timelime eye--and all of y'all to chime in on this...
Okay--I don't think we know when the teams arrived at the pitstop last week --maybe exit interviews will help pin it down? for now, I'll assume afternoon on the 23rd, and also assume a 12 hour pitstop...
Leaving the pitstop:
Drive themselves back to Calama airport: This should be about 50-60 miles, so let's figure about 1 1/2 hours to get to the airport and another hour to 2 for finding a flight and checking in. Assuming that most of the will be leaving the pitstop in the wee hours of the morning, that allows for airport bunching.
The first flights I see out Of Calama to Puerto Montt are shown below (assumes 11/24) :
So let's assume that our guys arrive in Puerto Montt between 12-1PM. (Do we think any of them are so far behind that they won't get on the AM flight?)
Both rafting companies I checked have departures from Puerto Varas (just a little bit away from the airport at Puerto Montt--see Maps! Maps! Maps!) at 3PM with 5 hour total trips, 2 hours on the river--and somewhere I read that it takes about just under an hour to get to the river, and there will be some sort of a safety briefing too to need some time.
Ko'Kayak Time Schedule : 9h00 and 15h00 from Puerto Varas
Duration : 5h00 overall: 2h00 on the water for a 13 km run
.So I need shadow help here as to whether or not the Fish-Block or the Rafting/Climbing comes first?
Since we know that this is an elim week thanks to TES preview, where would the most likely pitstop be? I think it makes more sense to have them at the fishery late in the day rather than at the river--but I'm just guessing here. (I'm thinking it is time for a shower somewhere and not just a river bath!
) Where would the team having to go back for a clue fit in?
If the pitstop wasn't at the river but maybe at Puerto Varas, that could be very time-consuming to have to go back to the river--but might work with the whole having to go somewhere to get a clue...)
If the last task was the Fish-block--where would they have to go that required going back for a clue? Wouldn't that all be right there?--We see the teams at the clue box...
But in any case, looks like we'd be looking at late afternoon/ early evening pitstop arrivals.
That would mean early Am flights again on the 25th to get our teams to Punta Arenas for their time shots of early afternoon, already determined by Chateau. (We know they are at Cerro in Punta Arenas by at least 12:45 or thereabouts...)
Then here is where it all gets tricky and confusing...
We have Punta Arenas on the 25th (with some possible clues for an Intersection? I'm not 100% convinced about this)...
We have apskip's findings of no scheduled flights on Sundays(11/26) from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia, setting up the possibility of a l o n g bus ride(SAT PM to SUN AM??) (although I do still think a chartered flight is an option given that we need them in the park by 11/26).
We know the teams were seen in Tierro del Fuego park on 11/26 (zodiac boats) and again on 11/28 (Guido's at internet/booking place)
This all starts to smell like a combined leg to me--at least a TBC if not a NEL...
This still needs work--what do you all think?
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