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FLOATING IN THE LAND OF GIANTS

CIAO PATAGONIA:Not as easy as you think

May 19th 2014
CIAO PATAGONIA:Not as easy as you think. I remember the Englishmen who dived into the water of Milford Sound in New Zealand...next to a glacier...followed by our two children. They just kept jumping in...freezing as...probably getting off on the applause from admiring adults on our sloop moored just there. They were young then...I was horrified...not encouraging...but quite impress ... read more
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Argentine Flag Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule an... ... read more
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20th May 2014

Perfect Patagonia!
Pretty dramatic ending to a perfect holiday--glad you two made it home! So great you got to sail up to the Upsala Glacier; when I was there in 2011, so much ice had calved that it was and is no longer possible to sail up that channel. And in my long history of hitchhiking, I'm always told that it's a good thing that they are picking me up, so I'm not picked up by some perv. Some sweet sentiments are universal.
20th May 2014

Perfect Patagonia!
I visited Upsala in on a perfect summer day. The approach was open but the icebergs were plentiful. I'd like to think that's how it should be. I couldn't imagine it if there were so many icebergs you couldn't even get close. You went on a wretched day as I recall and maybe a different season. It sounds as if you witnessed climate change in its savage reality if the plentiful icebergs you saw were evidence the glacier was retreating. Must have been amazing to observe the changes in the seasons during your sojourn of years in perfect Patagonia. From my single visit I can only imagine.

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