Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Voyage to Southern Patagonia - part 2
MJC looking pleased to be parked by South America´s longest glacier. More below.
Everything and everybody comes in and out by our Navimag ferry, which drops anchor twice a week.
This place is no further south and no closer to the South Pole than London is to the North. We have a lot to thank the Gulf Stream for.
Not the last you have seen of glaciers I assure you....
Last morning briefing about our route through the channels and passes to Puerto Natales, arriving in the afternoon. This guide was good at the talks, lectures and onboard bingo calling. His two colleagues were definitely Madge Allsopps to his Dame Edna. The lecture theatre doubled as the restaurant, where food of a very poor standard was served to us. ¿Where does the US $1000 go, one has to wonder?
Our ship squeezes through the narrowest point on our voyage. The 80 metre gap at Paso White.
It was jolly windy. You can see MJC and lovely Dutch duo Mijntje and Rachel battling to stand up.
Our destination Puerto Natales. The wind was so strong that the ship had to circle around for about an hour before it was safe to dock.