2008 SA & Antarctica

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

We entered the harbor of Rio de Janeiro and were docked by 8:00 AM for a two day stay. On the first day our tour took us to Sugar  Loaf Mountain and the beaches of Rio. In the evening we attended a Samba show. The next day we toured Corcovado and the city. We left the magnificent port during the daylight to spectacular views.     Leaving Rio Leaving Rio Views of Rio Views from Corcovado Corcovado Samba Show Samba Show Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Ipanema Beach Ipanema Beach Copacabana Copacabana Sugar Loaf Mountain Sugar Loaf Mountain Views of Rio Christ the...

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Montevideo, Uruguay

A short trip across the River Plate found us in a new city in a new country, Montevideo, Uruguay. Here we set out to see the city and end up at the Santa Rosa winery.         Santa Rosa Winery Santa Rosa Winery Legislature Palace Legislature Palace Montevideo Independence Plaza Montevideo...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

We spent 2 days in Buenos Aires. The first day we toured the city with stops at Recoleta Cemetery (Eva Peron’s grave site), Plaza de Mayo and La Boca an artist community. In the evening we attended a tango show. The next day we went out on the Pampas to the Estancia la Fortuna.     The Pampas La Fortuna Estancia La Fortuna Estancia La Fortuna Estancia La Fortuna Estancia The Pampas Tango Show Tango Show Buenos Aires Buenos Aires La Boca La Boca Changing of the guard Plaza de Mayo Plaza de Mayo Plaza de Mayo Plaza de Mayo Plaza de Mayo Plaza de Mayo Buenos Aires Eva...

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Stanley, Falkland Islands

When we arrived at the entrance of Stanley Harbor the wind was blowing hard and we were not sure if we could tender in. After the situation was assessed, we did go ashore. We took a Land Rover tour to Bluff Cove Lagoon, home of many Gentoo and King penguins. After the tour we explored the small town.         Stanley Harbor Stanley Harbor Stanley Harbor Stanley Harbor Stanley Whale bone arch Christ Church Cathedral Christ Church Cathedral Christ Church Cathedral Christ Church Cathedral Port Stanley Falkland countryside Falkland countryside Landrover at Bluff Cove Bluff...

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South Georgia Island

After 2 days at sea we arrived  in Cumberland Bay, South Georgia. There was a light snow falling which had covered the land. Today we went ashore by tender to explore Grytviken Whaling Station which was abandoned in the mid 1960’s. Once on shore we went to the cemetery where the infamous Sir Ernest Shackleton was buried. Along the way there were many fur seals, elephant seals and king penguins. We also visited “The Whalers’ Church” and a small museum. After our excursion we did some scenic cruising in Moraine fjord and Stromnens Bay.   Stromnens Bay Leith Whaling...

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Antarctica Day 3

Our last day in Antarctica was meet with a dense fog bank at Hope Bay. The fog was not predicted to lift any time soon so the captain decided to set off for King George Island. When we  arrived at King George Island it was still cloudy but no fog. Here we went into Admiralty Bay, saw 3 research stations and more glorious scenery.     Admiralty Bay Admiralty Bay Admiralty Bay Admiralty Bay Brazilian Research Station Admiralty Bay Admiralty Bay Admiralty Bay Arctowski Research Station (Poland) Arctowski Research Station (Poland) Admiralty Bay King George Island King George Island...

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