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Cruising to Antarctica and South America with many photos

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13 minutes ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

I love looking at all your wonderful pictures and videos.

 

We thank you . There will plenty more as we approach Antarctica .

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Our next stop was Bridges Island . There are no bridges on the island but , rather it is named for a missionary named Thomas Bridges .

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Bridges_(Anglican_missionary)

 

 

Our sister boat arrived first and set out for a trek across the island

 

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They were on the high point of the island being circled by an aggressive bird

 

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We paused part of the way up the hill for a lesson on the flora and fauna of the island

 

 

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The Cushion plant is found in Alpine regions

 

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cushion_plant

 

 

 

Our guide showed us this wild flower and berries

 

 

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While hiking a little further we found this mother bird and her two chicks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And from the summit you can see the other group returning to the boats

 

 

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We had reached the summit and the view was breathtaking !! You can see the clarity of the water on the West side of the island

 

 

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And a view of the city in the distance

 

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Or of an airplane taking off

 

 

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And finally - a video of the island and the bird , now circling us

 

 

 

 
A video of the Zaandam in Ushuaia :
 
 

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We love this series of photos of a Great Shearwater  that we took walking on the water before taking flight

 

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And returning for a fly by

 

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Sometimes I wish that I could fly like a bird

 

 

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2 hours ago, cat shepard said:

Ooh, it left foot prints in the water! But it’s mirror image really caught my eye.

 

It is amazing how calm and how rough the sea could be

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On 2/6/2019 at 4:18 PM, mcrcruiser said:

unless  you are a marshal arts expert ! 

Buenos Aires  was scare 10 years ago.... huge difference between the haves and have nots....  squalor abounded   people who sat down and put their feet up had their shoes stolen....    Wont be going back   west coast not so much down to ushuea.  East coast is  as I said scary

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I get up at 5:00am to go to work and before I leave for work, I think what visual and mental treat will there be today.  Those pictures of the Great Shearwater are outstanding.  Thank you for the great start to my day.

Kind Regards, Mary

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21 minutes ago, Lido deck main said:

I get up at 5:00am to go to work and before I leave for work, I think what visual and mental treat will there be today.  Those pictures of the Great Shearwater are outstanding.  Thank you for the great start to my day.

Kind Regards, Mary

 

Thank you Mary ,we're glad that you enjoyed them . The photos were shot early in the morning when I was doing a camera walk .

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2 hours ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

As usual -- great pictures.  Feel like I am traveling along with you.

 

Thank you for your great input and for traveling along with us .

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2 hours ago, puppycanducruise said:

Thank you for posting your great pictures.

Staring at the water is mesmerizing.

 

The water down there certainly has that effect gluing me to the camera

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Many of the shops on the street that we walked by , and went into , had a distinctly European feel. Except for all of the Coke signs that we saweverywhere !

 

 

 

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And a solo Pepsi sign at the Beatles BAR

 

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We wandered into the Estancia del Puerto at 11:30 am , and the place was empty

 

 

 

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And found what we really wanted - Asado on the Parrilla !!

 

 

 

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The grilling process is better appreciated in this video clip :

 

 

 

 

We found a table and ordered drinks , steak and chorizo . We were enjoying our drinks and our friend's company when we noticed that the place was filling up - Fast . Soon , our lunch arrived and the smell was incredible !! After tasting we realized that we had found meat heaven . It was more than just a lunch. It is the Quintessential dining experience of South America.

 

 

As you can see in this video - We were not alone !

 

 

 

Before we knew it , it was time to reboard the Zaandam. And set sail for Buenos Aires .

 

 

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