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BEAGLE CHANNEL AND CAPE HORN, CHILE


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We are navigating through the islands and passages at the “Bottom of the World”!

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We sailed through the Beagle Channel, named for Charles Darwin’s ship the Beagle, with more chances to see glaciers and glimpses of snowy mountain peaks.

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You can tune a guitar – but can you tuna fish? Today was Sunday and our protestant worship service on the Serenity was most likely the Southernmost worship service in the world today!

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Exploring in 1520, Ferdinand Magellan gave names to much of this area. We have been warned a few times that we could be in for some rough weather.

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The weather is very changeable, but the blue sky broke through with a promise.

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Penguins lined a bit of shore.

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Sea birds cover a partly submerged rock – if they could tell stories, perhaps we would know what happened here!

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We toast you (and our good weather fortune) from Cape Horn with mugs of Glühwein! We had great weather in a place that “averages 200 days of gale and 130 days of cloudy skies, and for the rest of the year the wind is strong and the sea is rough”. Awesome!

Posted by Swenigale 02.18.2013 03:51 Archived in Chile

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