Posts Tagged "Chile"

Easter Island

We traveled west for 5 days to reach Easter Island, where the famous Moai statues are located. This remote Polynesian island lies 2,182 miles off the coast of Chile. We were up to see a magnificent sunrise, which would be the start to a truly glorious day. To get on Easter Island we boarded one of the ship’s tenders which took us to the town of Hanga Roa. We first went to Anakena Beach passing the volcanic island scenery on the way. At the beach we got our first look at Moai, Ahu Nau Nau (group of 7) and Ahu Ature Huki, the first one that had been restored. Our next stop was at Ahu...

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On to Antarctica passing Cape Horn

After leaving Ushuaia we started on our Antarctica part of the voyage. We passed Cape Horn and proceeded south across the Drake Passage in the Southern Ocean to Anvers Island, Antarctica.         Cape Horn Our Route in the Antarctic          ...

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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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