“Sightings from the Veranda while Cruising”
|We traded photo-taking with another couple while on the deck last night around 9:00 pm.|
Whew! What a start to the day! Around 5:00 am this morning, while awake as usual, I felt the familiar rolling of rough seas. As soon as it became light, I opened the drapes to find some rough seas.
|It was a “smart casual” night so we didn’t have to figure out what to wear for a dressy night.|
Tom was still sleeping and I didn’t awaken him knowing he needed every moment of sleep as he’s quickly recovering from his six-day cold, now almost completely gone.
How I didn’t catch the cold baffles me but I won’t “look a gift horse in the mouth.” I’ll take whatever good health comes our way as we continue on our journey.
|Most often, it is foggy and cloudy when sailing through the Chilean Fiords. We were fortunate to see some blue skies.|
On at least half of our 21 prior cruises, I’ve fallen prey to the “cruise cough,” a sore throat, and cold or flu. I’m hoping that with all the care I’ve taken these past few years with the gastrointestinal illness that perhaps my immune system has recovered and I’ll be less prone to coughs, colds, and flu. My fingers stay crossed for this one.
|The scenery is breathtaking through the fiords.|
This morning, after taking the two above videos, we’re comfortably situated in Cafe al Bacio with cruise-mate Don, with whom we’ve shared many delightful conversations over these many past mornings while I busily prepared the day’s post, all the while listening to the conversations between Tom and Don.
|Snow-capped mountains in the Chilean Fiords.|
The ship captain continues to keep us informed as to the development of the storm we’re currently experiencing. However, we have no doubt the seas will worsen over the next several days. With our past cruising experience, we aren’t intimidated by rough seas.
|We took this photo last night, close to 10:00 pm.|
Instead, we’re fascinated with where we’ve been these past many days and anticipating what is yet to come over the remaining 10 days until the cruise ends. This has been a fantastic cruise thus far.
|There wasn’t much vegetation on the islands in the cold-weather climate.|
For a bit of information about the Chilean Fiords where we’ve been sailing over these last many days:
“Fjords and channels of Chile
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Climate and geography
|Map of the Chilean Fiords.|
By 2:00 pm, less than three hours from now, we’ll be entering the Magellan Strait (aka, the Magellan Straits or the Straits of Magellan). In tomorrow’s post, we’ll be posting information, videos, and photos of this majestic part of the world.
|The rough seas didn’t start until the middle of the night.|
Please stay tuned for more as we make our way through this stormy part of the world filled with excitement and adventure on this fascinating journey to the southern end of South America.
|A ferry was moving through the Chilean Straits.|
Have a great day, dear readers!
Photo from one year ago today, December 13, 2016:
|Gerard and his High on Penguin holiday home in Penguin, Tasmania, overlooking the town and the sea. For more details on this rock and roll memorabilia-themed property, please click here.|