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Jan 10, 2007 - Fiords with glaciers

Yesterday at some point I thought it was Wednesday so it was good to feel we'd got the extra day! The original itinerary had put the trips at Puerto Natalas on Wednesday. Made up for it by being awoken at 5:00 am to view the scenery as we sailed through the White Narrows. It was indeed a very narrow entrance and last time they did this on the way to Puerto Natalas in the total dark. Thank goodness for all the navigation equipment. The slopes were steeper here and snow capped mountains came into view as the sky lightened. I realised that the...

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Apr 8, 2005 - Chilean Fjords... brrrr

Well what a great few days. We boarded the Navimag ferry at Puerto Montt for our 3 night adventure through the Chilean fjords to Puerto Natales. The ferry is a refurbished cargo ship that still carries cargo primarily but now also carries about 200 passengers as well. As we are heading towards the end of the tourist season our trip only had about 80 passengers, which was nice as the boat was not too crowded. It was a pretty cool bunch of people from all over the world with an average age of around 30. We shared our 4 bunk cabbin with a guy...

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Jan 24, 2005 - Puerto Natales, Chile

Somehow we got the time of the plane to Punta Arenas from Santiago wrong. Luckily, we erred on the early side and ended up being at the airport 4 hours before the flight which was annoying but made up for by the fact that there was a Dunkin┬┤Donuts there! This might not sound exciting to you, but in many parts of the world they think a donut is anything round that is less than 1 inch in diameter and is hard enough to break your teeth. I guess the whole in the middle is what distinguishes it from a hockey puck. Anyway, after that excitement...

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