This was our last stop…..I’d been looking forward to walking with the penguins all cruise. It was slightly disappointing from the scenic point of view as I’d always imagined penguins on a snowy surface….obviously not snowing on this barren bit of land. They are cute and very entertaining to watch.
Small in size, large in style. Almost as many crew as passengers. Fine dinning. Large staterooms with huge picture windows. Amazing on shore excursions. Everything (including the drinks) included. The trip was packed with activities. On shore exclusions starting as early as 6am and evening entertainments going as late as well after 10pm.
This excursion was to Piloto glacier. It was the only place we didn’t actually go on shore. The fjord is narrow and steep sided and the glacier was calving – thus the possibility of a small tsunami type wave. It did calve a couple of times while we were there but the waves were very small. (Non exist ant actually). It looks cold but we were bundled up due to being in the wind exposed zodiacs for an hour. The disembarkation instructions were to wear all ones clothes!
The cruise is over and it was fantastic. Way exceeded expectations! But at this point I can’t really remember what those expectations were.
The weather was remarkably good for down here so we were able to disembark in zodiacs two times every day to see and experience all sorts of southern wildness.
Am now in Punta Arenas Chile. Have about 24 hours here and there’s lots to see and do so will be sending you cruise pictures tomorrow or the next day. Just thought I’d let you know I’m still alive and having great adventures.
So here’s the picture (again) that absented itself from the post…. Strange cyber activity.
Pretty nice view don’t you think? It only takes 6 minutes to walk into the Main Street of town. Eight minutes to walk back as it is a pretty steep incline!
One of the must luxurious aspects of this room is the radiant in floor heating! Seriously fabulous! And many of you wonder why I stay in humble hostels!
It was actually pretty lame but I got to see more of this wild countryside and enjoyed a delicious carnivore lovers BBQ lunch. Three types of meat in enormous quantities and half a tomato each! Veggies are lacking in this part of the world.
They were having an involved conversation. Not sure if it was very friendly or adversarial but was amazing to watch!
Could almost be Canada’s west coast. The water is much colder though.
Lots of beech trees along the rocky beach. Very scenic.