Jan 12, 2023

  • 6:30 AM (MST): Shuttle from Clarion Hotel to COS airport,
  • 10:48 AM (MST): Flight from COS to DFW
  • 7:40 PM (CST): Flight from DFW to Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Jan 13, 2023

    8:46 AM (UTF-3, Argentina ST): Arrived EZE (Ezeiza Airport, Buenos Aires) after a 110 hour overnight flight.
    Stayed at Hotel Posada de los Auguilas in Ezeiza. Spent the day walking around Ezeiza, a semi-rural suburb of Buenos Aires.

    Jan 14, 2023

  • 9:40 AM (UTF-3): Flew from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, on the Strait of Magellan, southern end of Argentina.
  • Landing at Ushuaia

    John joined us on the flight

    Stayed at Arakur Resort, fancy hotel
    on top of a hill overlooking the city

    View of Ushuaia from our hotel room

    Jan 15, 2023

    Mark and Huy joined us. The five of us were taken on a daylong nature tour with Esteban Daniels, first to the Tierra del Fuego National Park and then to prairie overlooking the beach on the east side of Ushuaia.

    Upland Goose, female

    Upland Goose, male

    Upland Goose, female with goslings

    Jan 16, 2023

    We boarded the ship on January 16th.

    Attended an orientation meeting in the lounge

    We wore insulated clothing and learned to don bright red life vests

    After 2 1/2 windy days crossing Drake Passage, our first stop in Antarctica was near an island in Freud Passage, off the north end of the Antarctic Peninsula.

    After a few days on the ship, the five
    of us adopted a dining room table.

    Gerlache strait, one of the few places in Antarctica where we saw sunshine

    Orca Whale

    Fur Seal

    Jan 26, 2023

    Back in Argentina! Flew from Ushuaia to El Calafate in Patagonia.

    Jan 28, 2023

    Visit to Cuevaks de Walichu, petroglyph site on Lago Argentina near El Calafate

    And to top it off, a wonderful meal at Ristorante de Pura Vida

    Jan 29-31

    Bariloche, busy tourist town in the summer (Jan-Feb)

    Statues at the Chocolate Museum,
    across street from our hotel

    Boat tour of Lago Nahuel Huapi

    Feb 1-3

    El Bolson, the "Hippie Capital" of Argentina

    Feb 4-6

    Two days of birding/nature tour by Augustin Esmoris, in Puerto Madryn