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Dec 24, 2017 - Day 3 a drift now going stir crazy

Water,water everywhere and not a drop to drink. Editorial note. I received an email last night Sat 23rd Dec from Our recent friends Titania and Richard. Titania had written to say that her name was spelt correctly as Titanic, I thought it was an unfortunate name to be given particular as she was on her first cruise! And we had seen quite a number of Albatros. No I am only joking her nombe be de plume is Tiziana after the famous Italian Artist, of course?????? So sorry Tiziana. now I think ex friends!!. Well sometimes Life is like a game of...

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Dec 23, 2017 - Sailing back from Cabos de Hornes to Wulaia Bay

Thursday 21st AM After getting back Cape Horn had breakfast and watched a movie regarding Shackleton's Antarctic Journey, quite fantastic and amazing journey of will power and strength beyond endurance, I will tell you when I get back, if you are interested. Nearly time for dinner but skipped it as I was waddling like the penguins. This afternoon we crossed through Drakes Passage, Drake known to the Chileans as a pirate rather than the Great Explorer. We headed to Wulaia bay one of the few places on the archipelago where human history of...

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Dec 23, 2017 - Cruise through the Chilean Fjords on M/V Stella Australis

Today is Saturday 3rd December and we have been incommunicado as the ship had no wifi or phone signal, hardly surprising but none the less a little disconcerting. So I have a number of days to catch up, sorry, you can just look at the photos. Hence, Wednesday December 20th We boarded our cruise liner at 6pm and left Argentian soil to change for Chilean Seawater for the next 3 nights and 4 days. We had an excellent suite midship and just 1 from the top accommodation. After safety briefing headed out into the Beagle Channel, yes the same as...

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Dec 21, 2017 - Cape Horn

Today we got to Cape Horn and the weather is good so we all get to go ashore and walk around the top of the Mountain, and chat with the family that live in the light house, This family spends one year living here to keep the light house working, very remote and they get some of there supplies from passing ship, we left them fresh vegetables. This landing does not happen very often we were very lucky to do it. Our crew member who gives us our daily informative meeting told us he had been traveling here for the past 3 years doing about 11...

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Jan 12, 2017 - Cape Horn Scenic Cruising - Update 1/13/17

The ship completed its scheduled cruise around Cape Horn from 8:30-9:30pm on January 12th. The rough seas around Cape Horn are created by a combination of low atmospheric pressure troughs and the confluence of the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic Ocean. First mentioned by Francis Drake in his 1567 sailing (headed to rob gold shipments) the north side of Cape Horn borders Drake Passage. Many mariners over the years perished in this area as their ships and navigation tools were not able to handle the submerged rocks and challenging seas. Thus...

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Mar 22, 2016 - Cape Horn

A few days ago one of our fellow travelers got what appeared to be food poisoning. A few days later we were sharing a snack at a local home and her husband who was sitting next to me slumped over, his eyes rolled back in his head and as I went to catch him, he vomited all over my hands. Long story short they both had a virus and now I have it, too. After the vomit stage, all I could do is sleep. I've missing the shore landing at Terra Del Fuego as well as another stop. I've asked for a guest writer, but I will have to settle for photographs...

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Feb 21, 2015 - Cape Horn and at sea - Day 8

Day 8 – Cape Horn and at sea – February 21, 2015 Today we traveled to the END of the world (or bottom of the world) in the early morning. They tell us that the water is very deep and there is 2700 meters under the keel. We are about 64 nautical miles from Ushuaia (how far we traveled from last night) – which is not very far – but they wanted us all to be able to experience Cape Horn. We are traveling at 21.3 knots and the winds are from the NW at 30 knots – Gale Force 7. It's a bit windy to say the least. We got up early-ish to see and...

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Nov 2, 2013 - Cape Horn and Wulaia Bay

During the night we sailed through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park (55 degrees south) where, weather permitting, disembarkation was scheduled. We dropped anchor, looking at the few constructions, and waited for the Captain's decision as to whether it was safe to board the Zodiacs and make a visit. The mythical Cape Horn lived up to its reputation, providing 120 km winds, which the skipper of our vessel thought was a tad too much for our Zodiacs. A little crestfallen we spent the day retracing our path north...

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Mar 3, 2013 - Cape Horn, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina

March 3, 2013 At Sea, rounding Cape Horn After sleeping in, we needed to do some laundry. With the cold waters of the south Atlantic, the temperature is a chilly 50 degrees with overcast skies. I charged the batteries in the cameras in preparation for Cape Horn. Updates coming along with pictures

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Nov 16, 2010 - Boat Day 11

At 7am, we were awaken by Julio the Exhibition Leader, informing us that we were at Cape Horn and encouraged all to go on deck to take photos. Penny went out and took photos. Afterwards, Penny took part in the "Engine Room" tour. At lunch, Murray finally made an appearance. After lunch we went outside to get some fresh air in the boy. We finally made it out of the Drake Passage and into the Beagle Channel. We were parked at the dock in Ushuaia at 7pm. After dinner Murray insisted that we get off the boat, so we walked into town and checked...

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Feb 11, 2010 - Cape Horn scenic cruising

What is Cape Horn like? Cape Horn is widely considered to be the most southerly point of South America, and marks the northern boundary of the Drake Passage; for many years it was a major milestone on the clipper route, by which sailing ships carried trade around the world. However, the waters around the cape are particularly hazardous, owing to strong winds, large waves, strong currents and icebergs; these dangers have made it notorious as a sailors' graveyard. The need for ships to round the Cape Horn was greatly reduced by the opening of...

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Jan 27, 2009 - circling the Horn (nothing to toot about)

Cape Horn We woke up late and went to breakfast. On cruise ships there are three options for dining: room service, dining room, and food court/buffet. Our dining choice this morning was the breakfast buffet. I had some of the best belgian waffles ever! (With sugar-free syrup of course!) Plus, a little bit of toasted bagel, mellon, and tea. Following breakfast the girls went to the kids club and I got a new key card because somehow I misplaced mine. Then dad and I saw the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall but it was very strange. We had lunch...

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