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Exploring the Fjords of Patagonia: 1) The Australis

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There’s a fascinating leg of our Patagonian journey which I haven’t shared with you yet.  We took a 4 day cruise into the Fjordlands at the southern end of South America, mostly coastal Chile and a bit of Argentina.  This journey into Tierra del Fuego was a truly memorable adventure!

The cruise began at the Port in the frontier town of Puenta Arenas, Chile.  Here we boarded the Chilean-owned adventure ship, Australis, which was to take us to the “uttermost end of the earth”.  Australis is an expedition cruise company specializing in exploring the waterways of Tierra del Fuego, including the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel.  The Australis is relatively small, carrying only about 200 passengers, which is very much to your advantage …

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“Pic of the Week”, October 24, 2014. Rainbows over Iceland

Iceland 2010 403.  North Iceland Rainbow over Fjordlands

One of my most vivid memories of traveling around Iceland is of the many scattered showers — followed by glorious rainbows!  You’d sometimes see dozens of them in a single day.  The only other place I’ve ever been where I saw so many rainbows was on Maui.

This week I thought I’d share some of these rainbows with you.

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