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What’s a guanaco?

2017-09-14T09:49:40-07:00March 22nd, 2009|Argentina, Patagonia|

Related to the llama, guanacos run free in the Pampas. They have a herd mentality - spooking when near horses and running, for example. We had one run next to our car at about 35mph, [...]

Cape Horn

2017-09-14T09:49:40-07:00March 15th, 2009|Argentina, Patagonia|

Cabo de Hornos or Cape Horn is a maritime legend - the stretch of violent chaotic water between the southernmost tip of South America and Antarctica, the site of countless shipwrecks until the Panama Canal [...]

Playing tag with dolphins

2017-09-14T09:49:40-07:00March 15th, 2009|Patagonia|

We used Zodiacs for our shore excursions from our ship, the M/V Australis...at this location we found some playful dolphins enjoying the bow waves. I'm not sure who enjoyed it more...us or the dolphins??

Elephant Seals?!

2017-09-14T09:49:40-07:00March 15th, 2009|Argentina, Patagonia|

So called for their long snout...very odd creatures. In the distance is our ship, aboard which we sailed through the Beagle Channel (aka glacier alley). They were in the molting process, only expending enough energy [...]