Monthly Archives: February 2011

Day 54 – Sunday, February 27 – General San Martin – Ballestas Islands, Peru

  Pisco is a city located in the Ica Region of Peru, the capital of the Pisco Province. The city is around 9 metres (28 feet) above sea level. Originally the villa of Pisco was founded in 1640, close to … Continue reading

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Day 50 & 51 – Wednesday & Thursday, February 23 & 24 – Valparaiso, Chile

Below is a collage of photographs from this beautiful and colorful city. Valparaíso is a city and commune of Chile, center of its third largest conurbation (Greater Valparaíso) and one of the country’s most important seaports and an increasing cultural … Continue reading

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Day 47 – Sunday, February 20 Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt is a port city in southern Chile, locdated at the northern end of the Reloncavi Sound in th Llanquihue Province, the Lake Region. The population of Puerto Montt is approximately 180,000 and is part of Chilean Patagonia. Puerto … Continue reading

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Day 45 & 46 – Friday & Saturday, February 18 & 19– Scenic cruising Chilean Fjords

Well, these two days were supposed to be scenic cruising of the Chilean Fjords, but unfortunately Friday was pretty much a wipe out. It was overcast and raining the entire day. I did take a few photos from the veranda; … Continue reading

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Day 44 – Thursday, February 17 – Punta Arenas, Chile

  Punta Arenas (English: “Sandy Point”) is the most prominent settlement on the Strait of Magellan. Punta Arenas is the capital of the Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile. The city itself was officially renamed Magallanes in 1927, but … Continue reading

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Day 43 – Wednesday, February 16 – Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

We arrived in Ushuaia at 7:00 AM. Our luck with the weather continues to hold. It was obvious even before dawn that it was going to be a beautiful day. Dawn in Ushuaia, the small city is still lit up … Continue reading

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Day 42 – Tuesday, February 15 – Scenic cruising Cape Horn

Just after dinner this evening we rounded Cape Horn. Cape Horn is infamous as one of the most dangerous shipping passages in the world. The fierce sailing conditions in the Southern Ocean, the geography of the passage itself, and the … Continue reading

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