Monthly Archives: January 2018

Rounding the Horn and the Magellan Straits

Cape Horn 27th January 2018 This is the light house at Cape Horn. A very bleak and foreboding place, the weather here can change four times in one hour, sunny, rainy, foggy and windy. We were very lucky because the … Continue reading

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The Falklands

Port Stanley. The Falklands. Port Stanley is the capitol of the remote Falkland Islands. They lie some 300 miles to the east of southern Argentina in the South Atlantic. This isolated dependent territory of Great Britain is 8,000 miles from … Continue reading

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Two Days in Montevideo

Two Days in Montevideo  Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd November Nestled between Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America. More than half the population live in the capital Montevideo. The city is full of colonial … Continue reading

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Rio Day Two

Rio de Janeiro Day 2     19th January 2018 An early start today as we are on a pre-booked P&O tour. A few facts for you: Brazil is 35 times larger than the UK. It covers nearly 1/2 of … Continue reading

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Rio De Janeiro Day One

Rio de Janeiro Day One We were up at 5am as we were advised that the sail in to Rio de Janeiro is one of the most spectacular in the world It was great to see the bright lights of … Continue reading

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The Choir and Formal Evening

The Choir and Formal Evening. Tuesday 16th January 2018 Jane and Val had gone to the choir rehearsals virtually every sea day since the cruise began. Today was the day of their first performance. The crowds poured in to the … Continue reading

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Buzios

Wednesday 17th January 2018 Buzios, outlined by beaches and secluded coves, is a beautiful beach resort on a small peninsula in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The town is full of lovely shops where I bought some T-shirts and … Continue reading

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Salvador

15th January 2018 Another bright sunny day for our trip around Salvador. The temperature today has been forecast 33c so we must take loads of water with us! Also make sure we put on our sunscreen and wear a hat! … Continue reading

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Crossing the Equator

13th January 2018 We crossed the Equator in the early hours of the 13th of January. We didn’t feel a thing despite the captain telling us all not to be worried if we heard a loud bang in the middle … Continue reading

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Update From Salvador Brazil

As you can probably guess the internet connections are infrequent and not always of the best speed so hopefully this will get through! End of Day 5 The sun was setting as we left Funchal in Madeira. We managed to … Continue reading

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