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After another leisurely panoramic breakfast, we checked out of our inner city hotel and wandered into town before we transfer to the starting hotel for the cruise.
As it's Sunday, most shops are closed and there are very few people on the street. We wandered down to the dock, but our ship isn't in yet.
The hotel the cruise line …
Leonoor facetimes me during lunch in Porvenir, from her hotel in Los Angeles. USA that is, not the LA we have just passed a few days ago to get into Argentina. She is following acting classes for filmactors overthere, as an addition to her acting school for stage actors. It was lovely to see and hear her voice again after a month since I left Amsterdam. Moreover, her call saves me from ending up in an embarassing situation where the others almost had the restaurant sing happy ...
... box. While we cruised Jim gave a lecture on ice in all it’s many forms.
As we headed into Neko Harbor we hung out on the Bridge and watched amazed as the Captain pushed his way through the ice chunks which grew bigger and more congested as we went along. One huge photogenic berg, which was the end of a glacier that broke off, has been in this channel for four years as the currents are keeping it trapped. The Captain chewed the match ...
... tail wind for the first 60km, where we stopped for the cheapest coffee of the trip so far at a beautiful hotel in the middle of nowhere. For the next 20km we had an awesome tail wind and averaged 35km an hour. On this stretch we saw the biggest condor of the trip, just a few metres above our heads. Amazing! Next up we got waved down by a car stopped in the middle of the road. Reluctant to stop, as we were flying with our tailwind! We ended up pushing his clapped out car ...
It is a remote and beautiful place.
We ride out for a photo call to ensure that we have photos for the blogg
and then in the evening we celebrate in style at a local grill, Patagonia lamb was the best I have tasted. .
Tom as we were enjoying our ...