Tag South America

Arrived in Valparaíso

Valparaíso
It was brought to my attention that it had been a while since I’d updated this blog so let me remedy that now! Been far too busy having a good time 🙂 On the ‘at sea’ days I am usually…

Chilean Fjords

Monday, January 24, 2011 January 22nd was the official end of our trip to South Georgia and Antarctica. What an amazing experience that was! Very hard to describe the scope of what we saw in words. Stephen left The World…

Cape Horn

Cape Horn
Thursday, January 20, 2011 Stephen gave a well attended and well received presentation about his 2009 Mt Everest Expedition in the morning. Around noon we arrived at Cape Horn and the expedition team decided that the weather was favorable to…

Laguna del Carbón: Tick!!!!

Yes!!!! We made it to the lowest point in South America!!! We set out early (enough) from El Calafate and started off on Ruta 9, a good gravel road. We really did feel like being away from it all; in…

Perito Moreno Glacier

Wonderful day visiting Perito Moreno glacier. Fantastic! Imagine a 50m high, 5km wide glacier slowly crawling and calving its way into Lago Argentino. We walked around the various observation points in the late morning and took the obligatory boat ride…

Arrived in El Calafate

After 2.5 interesting (and hot and humid) days in Buenos Aires, we got up at 4 am this morning to catch our 6:40am flight to Rio Gallegos. Got to the regional airport without hassles, got checked-in (and paid our reasonable…

Enjoying Buenos Aires

Had a lovely day yesterday walking about the city. The streets were quiet and hot.  We found the high-end shopping district, fortunately (or unfortunately) they were all closed, being Christmas day. Today we visit the Recoleta Cemetery, San Telmo and…

Arrived in Argentina

After a long but uneventful flight we arrived in Argentina. Today we are just relaxing and enjoying the warm weather. Maybe it is a little too warm here. Caroline conspired to leave the only key to the locks of our…