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... he participated in a Russian-Canadian expedition walking from Russia via the North Pole to Ellesmere Island (Canada). He spoke of the training and the trip then illustrated his talk with photographs. Seems just as hard now as when the early explorers wandered around. There was a cocktail party before dinner then after dinner a slide presentation of the photographs people had put on the Quark computer. It gave a lovely recap to a great ...
... hard sand. Apart from that there are two restaurants and a row of interesting houses across the road; one looks like a mosque complete with blue dome, another has an all glass front, the next looks like it belongs in the French countryside. Like Comodoro, the town is nestled in these big dirt hills. Maybe this is to keep out the wind because it really blows here. Really really blows.
Not finding an open restaurant we bus back to Comodoro, where we couldn't ...
... not on the podium. Saw a bit of bird life, sooty shearwaters, albatrosses. Rain and lightning in the evening. A couple of our waiters are from India and Keith discusses cricket with them.
Tuesday 17th still going south.
Much cooler day. At 7am, we walked a kilometre on deck 11, the walking track deck, then went to a stretching class. Chris is not going to zumba as it is $10 per class.
Today's lectures were 'Sea Mammals of the ...
We headed south to Mar del Plata, which we heard was the Surfers Paradise of Argentina. Well.... this beach is so comically crowded you are nearly touching the shoulder of the person next to you! Made for some interesting days, trying to speak broken Spanish to the families set up so close to ...
... and dining rooms – yuk – all strong,
floral & synthetic.
It did have the dreaded double shower curtain though,
commonly found in both countries too – they are easy enough to wash and
decorative, so why bother, especially as there is only one, slightly small set
of window curtains. No nets so they have to be shut at all times to get privacy
and then have all the very dim ...