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A cruisey day today as we cruise from the Falklands down to the Strait of Magellan - discovered by Ferdinando Magellan in 1511. Nothing but flat sea as far as the eye could see. Breakfast in the restaurant was followed by a talk in the theatre about our next two ports of call in the next two days. Hamburgers for lunch a little later, swapping info with our Bunnikins so we can all be allocated the same disembarkation time when we arrive ...
Today is a big day.
Early breakfast we bump in to the tour group from last nigh, they are off to Punta Arenas.
We are going to Rio a Galagos which means 2 border crossings, Argentina into Chile then back into Argentina and also a ferry crossing.
Of course not to forget the battle with the wind and most ...
... baby goats. Wildlife along the road included Condors, eagles, geese,wild horses, ostriches, flamingos and lamas to name a few.
The glacier itself was just incredible, the sheer size of it was just hard to believe, it just didn't look real. The park has several walking platforms which let you explore most angles of the glacier up close. The glacier is actually in equilibrium but advancing constantly, before our very eyes large chunks of the ...
... me to play Bridge, but we just end up falling asleep
instead! Mind you as we don’t really get to sleep much at night it is much
Crossed the Magellan Straits again, then did a border
crossing back in to Chile, only to cross back in to Argentina about four hours
later. We are getting good at getting the bags off and on the truck again
though so its getting less ...
... us from the wind. Maddie and I had a room to ourselves in the old kitchen which came with an adjoining rubbish dump of an ensuite.
Dinner was sausages, mash and sauerkraut enjoyed around the camp fire. Soon after dinner though the wind was bitterly cold and we retreated to our tented kitchen for the night. Who knows if the room is haunted but we'll know by the ...