Category Archives: South America Travel

Fair Winds

Sunday, March 5, 2017 The original name for Buenos Aires was Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre (Our Royal Lady Saint Mary of the Fair Winds is my best guess. The city of Buenos Aires was founded … Continue reading

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Iguazu Falls 

Friday, March 2, 2017 Our cruise ended today in Buenos Aires. We checked into our hotel, then headed to the airport for a quick trip to Iguazú National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the northeastern tip of Argentina. … Continue reading

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I See a Hill

That’s one explanation for the name of Montevideo, Uruguay. The other is “sixth mountain from east to west.” Neither one is very romantic, is it? Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Another sea day on Ash Wednesday this year. This is the … Continue reading

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More Penguins!

Monday, February 27, 2017 Today was a sea day, so there isn’t much to report, except I played my very first game of Shuffleboard today. Yes, I know that’s an old people’s game, but, face it, I’m getting older every … Continue reading

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Penguins, penguins!

Sunday, February 26, 2017 After arriving early this morning at Port Stanley in the Falklands, we tendered to shore for an excursion to Bluff Cove Lagoon, a family farm owned by Hattie and Kevin Kilmartin. It can be a difficult tender … Continue reading

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Falkland Islands or Islas Malvinas?

Saturday, February 25, 2017 We are sailing the Drake Passage on our way to the Falkland Islands, or, if you are Argentine, Islas Malvinas. It’s foggy and a bit windier today. We’ve been warned to expect gale force winds in … Continue reading

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Cape Horn and the Ferocious Fifties

Monday, February 20, 2017 We got up early today to witness the rounding of Cape Horn. The cape was named for the town of Hoorn in the Netherlands, where Captain Willem Corneliszoon Schouten. Schouten was looking for an alternate passage … Continue reading

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