The Chilean Fjords

Chilean Fjords Travel Blog

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It was quite rough during the night, especially in the early AM hours when we exited the Straights of Magellan into the Pacific. We woke about 9:00 to an announcement by the captain about conditions; gale force winds and 12-15 foot seas.

We ate breakfast in Horizon Court with a couple that had rented a boat from Crown Blue on the Soane. He's also a sailor and a pilot so we had a lot in common.

Vic spoke on "Love or lust" and stirred some people up. The passports had been collected when we first boarded the ship so that we would not have to present them personally every time we crossed a new border. Since we had now entered Chilean waters where we would dock, we were able to retrieve them. After getting the passports I checked e-mail and hung by the indoor pool.

Lunch was in the Horizon Court. Afterwards, I spent some time on deck taking pictures as we traveled through the fjords, very reminiscent if Alaska's Inside Passage. Unfortunately, ceiling and visibility were pretty poor for most of the time. On occasion, however, the sun poked trough and the result was beautiful. For a while Lin and I sat in the Skywalker Lounge watching progress.

Before-dinner dancing was to Tito Cruz in the Wheelhouse, then all 8 of us had dinner in Sabatini's. The meal was excellent and though we started at 6:30 it was still after 10 before we left the table. Dancing in the Wheelhouse was to Jackie Harrison. We sat with Nellie and Andy. Turns out Andy was a metallurgist and did R&D for a Canadian steel company. He just retired. Frank sat with us for a while since Pat was gambling. We headed for bed at midnight.

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