Another Amazing Day in Antarctica

“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.” Will Rogers   With sunrise before three, a summer day starts early in Antarctica. During the night, the ship meandered about trying to navigate to the Esperanza Base, gingerly avoiding […]

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The Land of Ice and Snow

“It’s never too late in life to have a genuine adventure.” Robert Kurson As the ship pulled away from Port Stanley, we watched penguins preparing for Christmas Eve on the beach a couple of miles away. Since neither one of us felt like cooking we decided to eat out on Christmas Eve. If you were […]

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Pre Happy New Year

  Due to the limited internet availability, we are about a week behind in our postings. The ability to post photos has been virtually eliminated. Bandwidth limitations seem to be an albatross which follows us. We expect to be able to post the Antarctica blogs over the next few days. So as the blog is […]

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Pelagic Penguinarial Pursuits

“It’s practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry.”    Joe Moore Sorry for the delay in posting, but satellite internet connections at the bottom of the Southern Hemisphere work painstakingly slow, when they work at all.  Anyways, a Christmas Eve in the Falkland Islands, one we will never forget. In the Falkland […]

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Christmas Eve Day in the UK

“Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.” Henry David Thoreau   About three hundred miles east of the South American Patagonian coast, the Falkland Island archipelago consists of nearly eight hundred islands, covering 4,700 square miles. The capital of Port Stanley […]

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Still Heading South

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”      T. S. Eliot During the night, the winds retreated as did the waves. The South Atlantic replaced her fifteen foot swells and gale force winds with more […]

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Unexpected Sea Day

“I’ve lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate.”           John Steinbeck   As the Coral Princess embarked from Buenos Aires, many new passengers and some new crew joined the ship. Originally, based upon our unofficial discussions with other passengers, we concluded most of the passengers […]

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Food Tour Argentina

“Fettucini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.”  Mitch Hedberg With each stop along our way,  tours are always available.  Most tours include an overview including the history and development of the country and city you are visiting.  While listening and driving or walking, tours normally include government buildings, parks with monuments, museums, and any […]

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Delusions in Montevideo

““A president is a high-level official who is elected to carry out a function. He is not a king, not a god. He is not the witch doctor of a tribe who knows everything. He is a civil servant. I think the ideal way of living is to live like the vast majority of people […]

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Leaving Brazil

“Ooh, Rio de Janeiro is the kind of place for me, Dancing in the moonlight, making love down by the sea, From Copacabana to the Corcovado hill, Everybody’s always singing in Brazil” Chris de Burgh     Our last day in Brazil and our last day in the tropics, began with an early morning walk, […]

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