Monthly Archives: February 2017

At the End of the Earth

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Punta Arenas (pronounced as one word: puntarenas,) or Sandy Point in English, is the southernmost city of Chile, and the capital of Magellanes. It sits on the Brunswick Peninsula, and is separated from Tierra del Fuego … Continue reading

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Cruising the Chilean Fjords

Monday, February 13, 2017 The sea was choppy this morning, but didn’t seem to be as bad as we had been warned last night, although we were out in the ocean. The air was definitely colder, and the sky was … Continue reading

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Oh Dear, No Deer

Sunday, February 12, 2017 Our ship is at anchor offshore from Puerto Chucabaca, Chile, at the northern end of Patagonia. By the way, Patagonia means Big Feet. Seriously! The name Patagones was given to the people of the area by … Continue reading

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Chiloé National Park

Saturday, February 11, 2017 Our ship pulled in this morning at low tide, outside of Castro, a city on Chiloé Island, and the capital of Chiloé province. We could see several boats sitting on land. By late evening, at high … Continue reading

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So Tired

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Again, we got up very, very early, in order to catch a flight back to Lima, then on to Santiago, Chile. In Santiago, we boarded a bus to Valparaiso, where we boarded our cruise ship, Crystal … Continue reading

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Old Mountain

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 On our way to the train station this morning, we rode by Skylodge Adventure Suites in Calca. These are glass suites on the side of a mountain, accessible only by climbing to them. The cost to stay … Continue reading

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The Sacred Valley of the Incas

Saturday, February 4, 2017 We actually had a couple of days at home before heading out again, south this time, for a South American cruise with Crystal, preceded by a visit to Machu Picchu in Peru. There was barely time … Continue reading

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Rise of the Shield Maiden

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 There are stories in Scandinavian folklore that refer to women who have chosen to fight as a warriors in the Viking Age. If you are fan of the History Channel’s “Vikings”, you know that one of … Continue reading

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Change of Plans

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 The wind howled past our windows last night. It had been windy most of yesterday, with winds of around 25 mph, but last night, there were gusts of up to 40 mph. On the positive side, … Continue reading

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