Short Stop Bobby

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Not mine - I'm only crate training! He's a cutie alright.

Home Again

Saturday, February 5, 2022

 Wow! We got home last night and it was such a long journey that I’m in shell shock. We started the trek home the morning of Feb 4. We took a bus tour of Ushuaia on our way to the airport- the weather was so nice and it was fun to explore some of the local flora. Then we waited in the airport for about 3 hrs. Took a 4 hr flight to Montevideo and had to get off and go through another security clearance then reboard and fly to Miami (9hrs). From there we went through customs etc and flew to Atlanta- another flight to Charleston then a drive to SC. From there a 4 hr drive home.

A highlight of the trip was our seat companion Henry. Such a cutie little dog.

Today in Argentina

Friday, February 4, 2022

This evening we made it back to Ushuaia - the southernmost city in the
world. It's tucked between the Beagle Channel and the southernmost slopes of the Andes.
Ushuaia is the capital of and gateway to
the celebrated Tierra del Fuego, the "Land
of Fire," named by Spaniards upon seeing
the constant flames burned by the
indigenous Yámana to keep warm. This
largely unspoiled region comprises the
large island of Tierra del Fuego and
countless Chilean and Argentinean islands.

Today in Antarctica

Friday, January 28, 2022

Today's expedition excursion was a zodiac trip through Hidden Bay, which is between Cape Renaud and Aguda Point on the northeast coast of Kiev Peninsula. The bay was named Hidden Bay by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place - Names committee in 1959 because the entrance is hidden by the Screen Islands. We did see a few birds and a couple of seals chilling out on the ice.

Another plus was watching a documentary called Amundsen, the Greatest Expedition. It covers the life of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the first man to arrive at the South Pole.