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Manta

Tuesday 13th February Manta Manta is the second largest port in Ecuador and is situated in the bay of Manta. The Republica del Ecuador is slightly larger than New Zealand and twice the size of England. The U.S dollar became … Continue reading

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Callao

Callao Saturday 10th February Lima was founded by Francisco Pizarro, the conquistador who defeated the forces of the Inca Empire and delivered South America to Spain. Callao was formed by Spanish colonists in 1537 and soon became the main port … Continue reading

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Arica

Thursday 8th February Arica This is the northernmost port in Chile and is very close to the border with Peru. Every time¬† you leave the ship in Chile you are told not to take any fruit or food off the … Continue reading

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Coquimbo

Tuesday 6th February Coquimbo, an important port with one of the best harbours on the coast, is the gateway to the nearby city of La Serena. We decided to stay in Coquimbo and to wander around this very busy port. … Continue reading

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San Antonio-Day 2

Monday 5th February After our long journey to Santiago yesterday we thought that today we would stay close to the ship and explore San Antonio. We had a later start than usual today and by the time we had walked … Continue reading

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San Antonio- Day one

San Antonio 4th February 2018 San Antonio is the gateway port for Santiago, the capital of Chile. We had planned an early start to catch a bus to the city, but while on the shuttle that was taking us to … Continue reading

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The Glaciers

The Glaciers 31st January¬† The Amalia Glacier After a days cruising the Chilean Fjords we arrived at the Amalia Glacier at 4pm. As we arrived the weather was a little (ok, quite a lot) overcast! So as Barry found out … Continue reading

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Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas 30th January 2018 Punta Arenas looks over the Strait on Magellan to Tierra del Fuego- the most southerly point of land before you reach Antartica. As everyone else was doing the typical tourist pose I thought I should … Continue reading

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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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