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I can't tell you how much I am enjoying reading about your days.

Your pictures are wonderful.  So clear and bright, and the colours!  What kind of camera are you using?

Looking forward to reading more.

Thanks again.

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10 minutes ago, puppycanducruise said:

I can't tell you how much I am enjoying reading about your days.

Your pictures are wonderful.  So clear and bright, and the colours!  What kind of camera are you using?

Looking forward to reading more.

Thanks again.

 

Thank you and good morning . I use a Canon D 6 , a Canon SL 1 SLR and a Sony RX-100 III pocket camera . Pat uses a Sony DHC-HX90V  Pocket camera with a built in 200mm lens .

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It's about a 3 hour ride to Torres del Paine and it involves crossing into Chile so we left at 08:00 . We did stop for a couple photos like these Rhea .

 

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The boarder crossing meant paperwork for both countries and being stamped in and out twice .  

 

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We stopped near here for lunch 

 

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They had our favorite Irish Butter here provided a familiar taste in a far away place .

 

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Glacial lake

 

 

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There were flamingos on the other side

 

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The Torres were hidden by clouds at this point

 

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Fauna found in the park . Life's a beach .

 

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Nap time

 

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Too cute 

 

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High jumper

 

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I am so glad I found your review!  I have been away from the boards for a while.  Your pictures are amazing.  I have to ask, how did you decide on your pre and post activities?  It seems like a lot of planning!  I gather you have been in these areas before?  So amazing, I did not realize these enormous beautiful glaciers were there.  Following along and enjoying.

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1 hour ago, Walt fan said:

I am so glad I found your review!  I have been away from the boards for a while.  Your pictures are amazing.  I have to ask, how did you decide on your pre and post activities?  It seems like a lot of planning!  I gather you have been in these areas before?  So amazing, I did not realize these enormous beautiful glaciers were there.  Following along and enjoying.

 

Thanks , we're glad that you found the review also, so welcome aboard . We did a similar cruise on the Zaandam  in 2013 . We didn't go to Antarctica or The Falkland Islands, which were included on this cruise.

Part of the pre and post cruise were from guide books, internet and some experience. 2013 cruise, we did go to Torres del Paine with the ship and wanted to return. El Calafate , we had visited for 2 days  in 2013 and that is not enough time. El Chalten, we found when we were researching Perito Moreno. Buenos Aires is where the cruise ended and thought we would stay a day or 2 and get a better feel for it. Patagonia is amazing.

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Flora found in the park

 

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Orchids near the horns

 

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Porcelain Orchid

 

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Virgin's Slippers

 

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Thanks to my wife for the flower shots !


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The towers

 

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The horns and the towers

 

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The horns , the towers and the lake .

 

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The horns , the towers , the lake and us .

 

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This is an amazing review/journey.  Thank you so much for sharing.  

 

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1 hour ago, nanfern said:

This is an amazing review/journey.  Thank you so much for sharing.  

 

 

Thank you nanfern , we hope that you enjoy the rest of the trip . :classic_smile: :classic_biggrin:

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Lake Nordenskjold

 

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Salto Grande Waterfall connects Lake Nordenskjold and Lake Pehoe

 

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Lake Pehoe

 

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It had been a long day . We left at 8 AM and returned at about midnight .
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Absolutely gorgeous.  You have inspired me to possibly go to Patagonia in the future.  I had no idea how beautiful the area is!

 

Thank you,

Nancy

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11 hours ago, oakridger said:

Absolutely gorgeous.  You have inspired me to possibly go to Patagonia in the future.  I had no idea how beautiful the area is!

 

Thank you,

Nancy

 

We love the beauty and the lack of crowds there where we felt comfortable driving .It was also cool there , but not in Buenos Aires !

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11 hours ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

I never tire of looking at your beautiful pictures.

 

Me too , but I'm getting a little snow blind while editing the Antarctica photos !

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Our last day in El Calafate was laid back with a delivery pizza for lunch

 

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On the following day  we stopped at these flowers as we were leaving

 

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And we wanted some cool cash from the iceberg machine before leaving

 

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The first class flusher on the plane to BA .

 

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The iceberg machine.  :classic_laugh:

 

I am so glad you chose to share your trip with us.  The pictures are beautiful and I can only imagine just how much more beautiful it is in person.  Like @cat shepard I would have tears in my eyes with the overwhelming majesty of it all.  Thank you.

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1 hour ago, puppycanducruise said:

So wonderful to see the flowers.

Thanks for sharing them.

 

 Pat did a great job with them . :classic_smile:

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59 minutes ago, *Miss G* said:

The iceberg machine.  :classic_laugh:

 

I am so glad you chose to share your trip with us.  The pictures are beautiful and I can only imagine just how much more beautiful it is in person.  Like @cat shepard I would have tears in my eyes with the overwhelming majesty of it all.  Thank you.

 

 We are happy that you have chosen to go along with us and were ready to get the cruise going . Thank you for writing in . The iceberg machine , we love it :classic_smile: :classic_biggrin:

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When we arrived at AEP on Sunday afternoon we found out that for a second time Premium Taxi did not show up to meet us after Emailing us that they would . We found out after returning home that they are closed on weekends ! We don't know why they didn't tell us that . We stayed at a Holiday Inn near EZE for our early morning flight to Santiago in the morning . It was a nice Holiday Inn but we did have a noisy park across the street with loud music and a helicopter practicing touch and go landings in the evening . At 5 in the morning it was raining while we waited for our ride and there was a ghostly image in the window photographing the rain in pool .

 

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The lounge at EZE is very nice and quite at that early hour in the morning .

 

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We were excited to be going to the cruise ship !

 

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As we walked down the ramp to board the plane we had to make a dash in the rain to board a bus . After a 10 minute wait to drove to the plane and  got pretty wet while waiting on the stairs for some slow moving people ahead of us to get settled . We were in the front row and watched the rain falling mainly in the plane until everyone boarded and we could close the door . The flight was a good one and we had a nice view of the Andes near Santiago .

 

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