Monthly Archives: December 2018

December 31, 2018. Monday. Portal Port/Useful Island

New Year’s Eve. We have daylight to celebrate the beginning of 2019. Before we know how late it is, the ship’s bell is rung by the youngest and oldest person on board. The crew, captain and staff were all around … Continue reading

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December 30, 2018. Half Moon Island

First landing on out trip.  

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December 29, 2018. Saturday, Drake‚Äôs Passage

The sounds of rain wake us at 5:30 and the sun is bright since a 4 AM sunrise. We spend the day becoming educated regarding ship protocols, biodiversity, geology, landing instructions, photography tips, food, food, food.

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December 28, 2018. Friday. BA to Ushuaia

Early 5 AM, we wake up to a quick breakfast and bus trip to the domestic airport for our flight down the coast to Ushuaia. The weather was mild and sunny on the way down until we reach our destination. … Continue reading

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December 27, 2018. Thurs . Buenos Aires

This day our expedition group will start to arrive. We sleep late and make it to brunch before setting out on any discoveries. At 2, we jump into a city tour with National Geographic and visit some of the same … Continue reading

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December 26, 2018. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Beautiful blue skies and 80 degrees. The city woke up and so did we. Following breakfast, we do what every red-blooded suburbanite does, we go to the mall. But this not an ordinary nondescript box for shops, the Galerias Pacifico … Continue reading

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December 25, 2018. Buenos Aires, Argentina

We are getting ready to leave on Christmas Eve. W For this adventure, we even bought a scale so that we would meet the weight limitations on our flight to Ushuaia. Actually it was to relieve my stress level. We … Continue reading

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