Ushuaia: the southern-most city in the world and a favorite place I was most happy to visit again. This little city impressed me the first time we stopped on our way to Antarctica; that time we flew in, and left on a small ship to Antarctica. The second visit impressed me even more; we arrived … Continue reading Revisit to Fin del Mundo: Ushuaia
Memorable Moments in Antarctica
People ask us why we liked our trip to Antarctica so much. My answer: "We don't know, but everyone loves their trip to Antarctica. You should go." I do know I loved the quiet. And the stillness. And the penguins. And the scenery. Some of the highlights: Ushuaia––a nice little town with wonderful ice cream … Continue reading Memorable Moments in Antarctica
I don't know why I want to go. I only know I am lucky that my husband is willing to go to Antarctica. October 27, 2014. Our big red jackets arrive. We're really going! We’ve bought new long underwear – thin and soft with a bit of wool––found them at Costco. We have the doctor's clearance … Continue reading Antarctica!
In the Austral Summer of 2015 – Part 2
Gauchito Gil: It happened in Patagonia the week before, on our way to an estancia to ride horses. As the bus bumped along the unpaved highway, our tour guide Maria filled us in on the economic history of Argentina. She mentioned a name that I didn’t hear, and Ezekial, our local guide for the Bariloche … Continue reading In the Austral Summer of 2015 – Part 2
In the Austral Summer of 2015 – Part 1
Location: 64°, 57‘ latitude South. 6:00 AM. Our ship inches along, tentative. All passengers are on deck, watching. Bergy bits and ice chunks called growlers scrape against the vessel’s hull; the captain maneuvers this way, then that. The north entry to the narrow channel lies to the left, but we move right, circumnavigating an iceberg. … Continue reading In the Austral Summer of 2015 – Part 1