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1 hour ago, Jim Avery said:

Ushuaia has been a treat.  A nice small city walking distance from the dock.  Lots of good opportunities for local food and drink and lots of shopping as well.  We had the End of the World train to the National Park.  Lots of stunning vistas with snow capped peaks from the harbor as well as the train.  We had an excellent guide who made this trip even better.  For the most part partly sunny and cold.  I am not complaining about the cold.  Really nice to come back from a walkabout not all sweaty.....  And with all your possessions intact too.😎  We are sharing dock space today with the brand new Scenic Eclipse, a beautiful ship.  Only 200 or so passengers but she doesn't look that much smaller than us.  Its great there are so many choices out there.  Leaving shortly for Puerto Williams, Chile.  Doesn't look like a whole lot to do there but we shall see.  Have had some of the best times in the smallest places.  

Ah, found it on map.  Ship will probably clear into Chile there.  Will you go scenic cruising to Cape Horn next?

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2 minutes ago, Jim Avery said:

I have no idea.  I never sailed these waters in my professional career and I do not have any access to the sailing charts on the bridge.  If you go to the various ship tracking websites you might be able to see the past track.  Now if this was the Canadian/Alaska inside passage I could tell you all about it.  As is, I am learning as I go.🍸

Have been following on Cruisemapper and Marine Traffic.  And of course the gorgeous scenery on the Panomax.  I have this handy Patagonian & Fuegian Channels Chilean Fjords Cruise Chart which is not an official navigation chart but a handy aid for following the track ships take through those waters.  Thank you for all your great comments and stories.

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Hi Jeannette...truly hate to disappoint you...but this is Bird Island- no penguins here. Mostly cormorants, plus a few other kinds. Still, interesting to see and made for a nice picture! From a distance, and with so many of them, it does almost look like there could be penguins mixed in there. 

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12 hours ago, Jim Avery said:

I have no idea.  I never sailed these waters in my professional career and I do not have any access to the sailing charts on the bridge.  If you go to the various ship tracking websites you might be able to see the past track.  Now if this was the Canadian/Alaska inside passage I could tell you all about it.  As is, I am learning as I go.🍸

Yeh! provided you had a whistle, even blindfolded you could navigate from Turn Point to Skagway. Little slower than the 20+ kts we did, but still possible.

 

Old seadogs never get lost 🙂🍺

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If interested in tracking the ship's progress using the actual AIS, this is the website I use

 

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:4924418/mmsi:257179000/vessel:VIKING SUN

 

While offshore it does not provide a position, unless you pay for the satellite service. The other cruise website extrapolate the ship's position, providing an estimated position. When you use this website it advises how current the posted position is and provides real past tracks.

 

Personally, i don't use any of the cruise websites, as I can look at Google Maps and extrapolate where the ship is just as easily.

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7 hours ago, OnTheJourney said:

Hi Jeannette...truly hate to disappoint you...but this is Bird Island- no penguins here. Mostly cormorants, plus a few other kinds. Still, interesting to see and made for a nice picture! From a distance, and with so many of them, it does almost look like there could be penguins mixed in there. 

Still is one fabulous photo!  -Jeannette😌

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19 minutes ago, OnTheJourney said:

 

Thanks! Are you planning a cruise down that way by any chance? 

If that  question is directed toWard me, we have 3 Viking Ocean Cruises between May, 2020 and May, 2021.  None of these are to SA. 
Argentina was our most “Southern” SA destination (not a cruise)
As we were told so many times on the Sun, 3 more cruises=packing & unpacking 6 more times, and heaven knows how many airports/TSA screenings to deal with, so I guess we should of just remained on board The Sun...hahaha-Jeannette😌

 

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1 hour ago, Jukebo1x said:


As we were told so many times on the Sun, 3 more cruises=packing & unpacking 6 more times, and heaven knows how many airports/TSA screenings to deal with, so I guess we should of just remained on board The Sun...hahaha-Jeannette😌

 

 

Good point! We're looking at 3 Ocean cruises also - Jan. '21 (B2B) inaugural sailing on the Venus followed by Iberian Explorer, then might use our compensation vouchers in '21 as well. 

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