Monthly Archives: February 2011

Day 39 – Saturday, February 10 – Antarctica Hope Bay

Elephant Island at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula got its fame form Earnest Shackleton’s misfortune. Shackleton’s ship was frozen fast in ice in January 1915 where it remained until November of that year. After living on an ice flow … Continue reading

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Day 38 & 39 – Friday & Saturday, February 11 & 12 – At Sea & Elephant Island

This is the first day at sea since leaving the Falklands. The morning temperature was a balmy 62 degrees with the sun beaming onto our veranda. I spent some time reading in shirt sleeves but I could tell it was … Continue reading

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Day 37 – Thursday, February 10 – Stanley, Falkland Islands

  Stanley (population approximately 2000) is the main town on the islands and the hub of East Falkland’s road network. Attractions include the Falkland Islands Museum, Government House, built in 1845 and home to the Governor of the Falkland Islands, … Continue reading

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Day 35 & 36 – Tuesday & Wednesday, February 8 & 9 – At Sea

After leaving Buenos Aires, Argentina we have two full days at sea as we make our way to Stanley, Falkland Islands. We left the Port in Buenos Aires at about 4:00Pm on Monday the 7th. The port is an extremely … Continue reading

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Day 33 & 34 – Sunday, February 6 & Monday, February 7 – Buenos Aires

  Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, after São Paulo. It is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the … Continue reading

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Day 32 – Saturday, February 5 – Montevideo

Montevideo (Spanish pronunciation: [monteβiˈðeo]) is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay. The settlement was established in 1726 by Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst a Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the Viceroyalty of the … Continue reading

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Day 30 & 31 – Thursday & Friday, February 3 & 4 – At Sea

Well, we have spent the last two days at sea. I did not post yesterday because quite frankly there wasn’t much to report and if there had been I was simply too lazy to do it anyway. I was up … Continue reading

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Day 29 – Wednesday, February 2 – Parati

Paraty, is a lovely colonial town, 125 miles from Rio de Janeiro on Ilha Grande Bay, Brazil’s southeastern coast. It lies on the border between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo states. The population of Paraty is about 36,000. In … Continue reading

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Day 27 & 28 – Monday & Tuesday, January 31 & February 1 – Rio

  Well, I didn’t post yesterday and had a post almost prepared for today and Word 2007 just ate it…. This is the first time I have had the program completely corrupt a file so bad it can’t even restore … Continue reading

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