Buenos Aires: My Last Stop on My Cruise to Antarctica

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves. 
Andre Gide

Buenos Aies, Argentina is a city that I can not wait to visit again!  This is where I disembarked from my South American/Antarctica cruise.  It was VERY hot while I was there at the end of January...around  100 degrees Fahrenheit!  It is a very large city with beautiful architecture that reminded me of Madrid, Spain (can't imagine why ;).  The food was delicious which is a high priority of mine while traveling or not!  

One of the main reasons I chose this 20 day cruise was to pinpoint some areas of South America that I would like to vacation at in the future for more than one day and Buenos Aires is at the top of that list!  There is so much to photograph there.  Wish I'd had more time, but here is what I have until I manage to visit again.

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The last few photos were taken from a moving vehicle unfortunately.  I booked my hotel on Expedia while on the cruise ship near Antarctica.  I do NOT recommend doing this EVER!!!  Internet on cruise ships tends to be very slow and expensive as it was for me booking this hotel at 75 cents/minute.  My hotel was not in a great location and one must be careful while traveling in large unfamiliar cities so I didn't get out as much as I would have liked :(  I will be going back anyway!  

I will leave you with a bird I caught in a sunset photo that I'm quite proud of.  Thanks so much for visiting and take care!


Photo Overload of the White Continent

If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.

Andrew Denton

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The above photo is of a tabular iceberg only seen in the Antarctic seas.

The only sunset I saw while in Antarctica.  It was after 11PM at night.  The sun came up around 3AM!

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I was very surprised to see this relatively small boat out in the Gaylor Strait.  The waters were VERY calm on this day and in this area than in others that I will discuss later.

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The above shows a volcano near the middle of the photo.

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Very foggy most of the time.  Added to the beauty I thought.

Mad penguin
I thought this penguin looked mad.  Maybe someone stole his fish?

It was not easy for me to capture photos of the seals in Antarctica.  I have some better ones from our stop in Montevideo, Uruguay.  It was wonderful seeing them in their natural habitat though!

Above is the best photo that I was able to get of a Humpback Whale in Antarctica.  We saw a lot of them, but it was NOT easy to capture a great photo of them!

I will end with a photo of an eskimo (yours truly actually)

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please let me know if you ever have any questions since I'm always lacking in the description department.  I will try to answer them.  Take care everyone!



Colorful Chilean Coastal Cities

Valparaiso:  This is where I boarded my cruise.  I had stayed in Santiago the night before.  I wish I'd stayed here.  This city seemed to have so much more character.519

Puerto Montt (a little farther south):  

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Castro:  Even further south...working our way to Antarctica.  I loved the lush green landscape and the pretty houses on the hills.Casrto 007

The little white dots in the water are salmon farms

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Thank you so much for visiting.  I know  that I don't have a lot of readers anymore, but this is kinda like my autobiography.  Take care everyone!


Visiting the Penguin Colony in Punta Arenas, Chile

The following photos were taken  at the penguin colony in Punta Arenas, Chile.  My cruise ship stopped there en route to Antarctica.
The above is just proof of me in Antarctica.  Now onto the penguin photos!
The above photo is of a very young and tiny baby penguin I followed for a while.  I think he's saying "I believe I can fly"!
The march of the penguins :)
Taking a much needed break!
"Listen to me!"
Gone fishin'
Bringing home the ummm...seaweed?
Penguin family
The above is a family of penguins in their burrough that the daddy digs/builds for his family.  Penguins mate for life!
Take care everyone and thanks for stopping by!