Thursday, December 17, 2009

Amalia Glacier

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The sun has been peeking in/out all day as we’ve sailed through the Strait of Magellan.  Unfortunately, it didn’t lift the clouds enough to see the glacier properly, and the photo doesn’t do it justice from this distance, but this is as good as it gets.  Timing is everything!  The sun is now coming out and staying…and speaking of, it doesn’t get dark down here till very late at night!  Who knew?!

The fjords are beautiful, reminding us just a bit of Alaska.  We are at sea today and tomorrow, when we pass through the Chilean Fjords.   Seas have been very calm, with little wind.  We heard that some folks complained about that!  At least the ‘red alert’ has been lifted and we are now well stocked with library books to enjoy.  Our new port of call is Puerto Montt on Saturday, and we are definitely looking forward to exploring there.

Are we glad we made this trip?  Yes.  Would we come back?  No, especially not to Rio.  There is still the Amazon River that Dick wants to see, so that might draw us back to Brazil, but I am in no hurry to do that.  There are other destinations on my bucket list ahead of that one.

Hugs from the other deep south!

3 comments:

barb said...

A very moody picture of the glacier. Fjords is a fun word, isn't it? Very glad your Red Alert has been lifted.

Enjoy! Big Hugs ♥xo

Sandee said...

How fun. I'll guess we'll hear why you won't ever go back to Rio. I'm waiting for that post when you get back home and settled. Just enjoy every moment. I'm with Dick about the Amazon River. I'd love to see that myself. Just saying.

Have a terrific time honey. Miss you bunches. Big hugs. :)

Haley D. said...

Great to hear from you! It definitely sounds like an interesting trip, and I look forward to the rest of the journey. The part where you come home sounds good too. :) We love & miss you two!