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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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Day 42 – Tuesday, February 15 – Drake Passage

We had a good night, comparatively. I really slept in this morning; not up until 8:15. Waves have consistently been in the 15-18 foot range for the past 24 hours but the weather has been great. We have clear skies … Continue reading

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Day 41 – Monday, February 14 – Palmer Station

I have a little catching up to do. We have been very busy the past two days. As told in my last post the weather was absolutely fantastic at Elephant Island. One of our onboard Antarctic experts said a day … Continue reading

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Day 39(a) Antarctic Experience Continued

  To my surprise internet connection has been very good south of the 60 degree latitude line. I made an effort to get some photographs posted at the expense of commentary. Actually little commentary was needed for the pictures as … Continue reading

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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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