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Hanging With My Homies (of the penguin variety)

With a week left in my trip, I had one last adventure planned.

I knew Punta Arenas doesn’t offer much to tourists except for an airport and Isla Magdelena. 303 more words

Day Trip

Wet and Windy Patagonia

We had a few days to recover both mentally and physically from the drama that was climbing a volcano before getting back on the road and heading further south, sad to be leaving Pucon behind. 551 more words


El Calafate and Perito Moreno

El Calafate and Perito Moreno

A 5 hour bus ride back into Argentina dropped us off in El Calafate in the middle of the night, and thankfully our B&B/hostel was a short walk away and we were quickly settled in, and then up early the next morning for a serious planning session. 864 more words


Playing with Penguins in Patagonia & Other South American Adventures

I caught a glimpse of myself unabashedly smiling in the rearview mirror of the car taking me to the airport.  Just a few hours before I’d gone through my usual pre-travel jitters.   770 more words

Fun Stuff

We did leave the dock, but…

So we left the dock in Punta Arenas shortly after our scheduled departure of 07:30. Spirits were high as we set sail for adventure! Much of the science party was on decks taking pictures of what we assumed would be one of our last views of green vegetation for a while. 355 more words

Musings Of An Oceanographer

Antarctica Came to Us

The next morning we hopped onto yet another bus – destination: Punta Arenas in Chile. Again, it was a normal bus without reclining seats, but we were prepared for the 12 hours ahead of us. 847 more words


First two days in PA

It’s taken some time, but I’ve finally been able to set up a blog to keep everyone informed of this trip! (whether you like it or not) 580 more words