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Beagle Channel and Ushuaia, Argentina

Our day started out cruising the Beagle Channel in the morning eventually docking in Ushuaia, Argentina at 1:00 PM. We ventured out to Tierra del Fuego National Park by bus. Here we saw Ensenada Bay, Lake Roca (at the end of the Pan Am Highway) and the River Lapataia. We returned to Ushuaia by motor boat. On route we passed a black and white Cormorant colony.       Furthest-most southern city Beagle Channel black and white cormorants River Lapataia Lake Roca Lake Roca Lake Roca Ensenada Bay Tierra del Fuego National Park Tierra del Fuego National Park Tierra del Fuego National...

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Punta Arenas, Chile

After docking in Puna Arenas we went to see the penguins at Otway Bay. On the way there we saw wild Rheas (Ostrich relatives). Once there we hiked along a mile long board walk with penguins all around.         Punta Arenas shoreline Punta Arenas Penguin march Magellan Penguins returning with food Magellan Penguins & chicks Magellan Penguins Magellan Penguins Magellan Penguins Rhea birds On the way to Otway...

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Chilean Fjords

We spent two days cruising the Chilean fjords. The scenery  was amazing. Along the way we stopped at the Pope Pius XI Glacier and the Brujo Glacier.           Ice floe in the fjords Cormorants on the rocks Scenic cruising in the fjords Scenic cruising in the fjords Scenic cruising in the fjords Brujo Glacier Brujo Glacier Scenic cruising in the fjords Pope Pius XI Glacier Pope Pius XI Glacier Sailing in the fjords Sailing in the fjords Sailing in the fjords Sailing in the...

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Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Puerto Chacabuco was another tender port. Here we went into the back country to the Simpson River Reserve.           Puerto Chacabuco Leaving Puerto Chacabuco Simpson River Reserve Simpson River Reserve Simpson River Reserve Anchored in Puerto...

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Puerto Montt, Chile

Tendering into Puerto Montt, we took a trip to Puerto Varas (City of Roses) on Lake Llanquihue. Here we had views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanos. We then proceeded to Frutillar a community that was settled by  German immigrants. This region resembles the black forest region of Bavaria.       Sculpture in Frutillar and a view of Osorno Frutillar and a view of Osorno Frutillar Osorno Volcano Puerto Varas & Lake Llanquihue Puerto...

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Valparaiso, Chile

In Valparaiso we had a special shore excursion. We spent the day at the Matetic Winery, where we were greeted by local costumed children, entertained by dancers, musicians and treated to a sit down lunch.         Valparaiso Valparaiso Ready for lunch Lunch under the tent Wacanos (Chilean cowboys) Chilean dancers Matetic Winery Matetic Winery Matetic Winery Greeted by the children Greeted by the children Greeted by Wacanos (Chilean cowboys) Casablanca...

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