Thursday, December 17, 2009

Veendam Day 13 - Strait of Magellan, Amalia Glacier

Look at all those channels! We have left Ushuaia, sailed through Cockburn and Beagle Channels, visited Punta Arenas, Chile, and are today in the Strait of Magellan, named for Ferdinand Magellan, a Portugese sailor. It is the most important natural passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, but it is considered difficult because of the unpredictable winds and currents and the narrowness of the passage.


We will be seeing Alamia Glacier today. Any bets on how cold it will be outside? Brr....
Actually, it isn't too cold, but we'll still manage to stay inside. J&J are doing better with their colds...and we are avoiding all germs! Ship is still on red alert. Still have intermittent internet...
Having fun! Life is good!!!

4 comments:

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy,

We have snow, a little...
Your voyage is not so difficult as that one of Magellano!!!
Have a coldless day!!!
Hugs!!!!

Lois Grebowski said...

OOH, I'll bet that's some beautiful scenery through there... What are they on "red alert" for? wandering glaciers and obstacles?

Sandee said...

I too want to know why you are on red alert. Is it because of the waters? There are places that we boat into that is very difficult to traverse.

Glad everyone is feeling better. I always worry about getting sick during the holidays. Always.

Have a terrific day and stay warm. Big hugs. :)

barb said...

RED ALERT? That can't be good. Just saying. I'll bet the glacier is amazing! So far I think I liked Argentina best!

Stay warm and safe and germ-free!

Big Hugs ♥xo