Monthly Archives: January 2013

Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas Chile’s port to access Antarctica, usually by airplane. Punta Arenas is east of the Andes Mountains when the rest of Chile is west of the Andes. It is facing the Atlantic Ocean, but not on the Atlantic Ocean. … Continue reading

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Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego. What does that phrase conjure up in your mind? Something exotic or something wild and furious? It is an island with no bridge to the continent yet it has a major city with around 80,000 people. The … Continue reading

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Ushuaia

What is an Ushuaia? It is pronounced as “oo-shoo-AYE-ah” and means a bay penetrating westward. Well, the bay turns out to be a channel between the islands, and happens to be the “Beagle Channel”. The channel is named after the … Continue reading

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Cape Horn

Cape Horn What do you expect to see at the southern most tip of South America? How do you expect it to feel, and what emotion do you expect to experience when you are here? What do you expect it … Continue reading

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Penguins 101

Penguins at Bluff Cove. King penguins nesting in the midst of Gentoo penguins and sharing the land with upland geese. There are 18 varieties of penguin. A colony of penguins is called a rookery. The king penguin is the larger … Continue reading

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Hypnosis on a sea day.

Cruise ships offer daily entertainment, often many different shows or activities each day.  Stage Production shows with signers and dancers are common and a variety is offered with entertainers like illusionists and hynotists. A stage hypnotist asks for a dozen  … Continue reading

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Do You Know This Face?

Today we visited Puerto Madryn, Argentina. It is about half way between Buenos Aires and Cape Horn, in a sheltered gulf named Golfo Nuevo. The land here is different from the fertile Pampas, agricultural land, of the north. Here in … Continue reading

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Hide Ride

Montevideo, Uruguay was once described as the Switzerland of South America and also as the breadbasket of South America. Now the beaches are a common vacation spot. Outside of the city the land is flat and fertile and is used … Continue reading

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The Simple Life

The cowboy of South America is called a gaucho. The name could be derived from the local indian name for orphan because of their solitary  nomadic life. They believed in a simple life and were described as “Wild as the Indians … Continue reading

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Star Princess cruise around Cape Horn.

The first stop is Montevideo Uruguay. Today was another adventure. The terminal used to process the passengers was attempting to process all of the passengers for at least four major cruise lines simultaneously. The first delay was to handle all … Continue reading

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