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2012 - STAR PRINCESS - CAPE HORN & USHUAIA

THE END OF THE EARTH

CAPE HORN

FERDINAND MAGELLAN & FRANCIS DRAKE CAME THIS WAY.

TIERRA DEL FUEGO

NATIVE FUEGIANS WOULD HAVE FIRES ON SHORE, HENCE THE NAME,,

LAND OF FIRE

NAMES TO CONJURE WITH

ONE OF THE ROUGHEST SEAS IN THE WORLD

TRY READING THE DESCRIPTION OF THE AMERICAN MISSIONARIES TRAVERSING THIS AREA IN MICHENERS' NOVEL HAWAII.

TOOK THEM DAYS TO GO A FEW MILES. AND THEN FALL BACK. AND TRY, TRY AGAIN.

I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO ALL THAT AND - NOTHING.

NO FIRES.

NO ROUGH SEAS,

NADA - ZILCH - NOTHING.

TOTALY ANTI-CLIMATIC.

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STILL - YOU HAVE TO LAUGH!

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AND THE BAND PLAYS ON.....

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AND WE ARRIVE AT USHUAIA - ARGENTINA.

I HAVE A PROBLEM PRONOUNCING THAT NAME - USHUAIA - SO IN MY HEAD, I CALL IT 'WISH YOU WERE HERE'.

NOT A GOOD CHOICE AS IT HAPPENS.

THE AUTHORITIES HERE TOOK EXCEPTION TO OUR VISITING THE FALKLANDS PRIOR TO HERE & REFUSED TO LET US DOCK.
SO I SHOULD START CALLING IT 'WISH YOU WEREN'T HERE' INSTEAD.

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NOT ONLY US BUT THAT OTHER SHIP AS WELL.

MUST BE FIVE THOUSAND PASSENGERS ON THE TWO SHIPS, PLUS CREW, PLUS PORT FEES, PLUS FUEL & PROVISIONS.

THEY MUST HAVE FOREGONE FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS EASY.
MUST BE MADE OF MONEY TO GIVE THAT UP.

ANYWAY - WE HAVE AN EXTRA DAY TO FILL IN SO WHAT TO DO?

WATCH TV ON DECK?

WHY NOT!

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Posted by hasbeen 15:37 Archived in Chile Tagged cape_horn Comments (0)

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