Thursday, February 07, 2008

Punta Arenas and Montevideo
Our final two ports: Punta Arenas, Chile and Montevideo, Uruguay. By this time we are getting a bit weary and things are beginning to all look alike. So this will be the last report from our Antarctic/South American trip. Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief, now.
More penguins at a nature preserve near Punta Arenas. This is a breeding area, and you can see them teaching the chicks to swim. You also can see the chicks are losing their baby fuzz. These penguins are called jack-ass penguins, and they bay exactly like a donkey. You can see one baying in the third picture.

View of the ship and Punta Arenas from a square above the city.

Our final penguin

The flag of Chile. Looks a lot like Texas

Lots of monuments, whose signficance I can't remember, or more likely never understood.

Whew! Great trip, but I'm ready to move on. If I'm tired of writing about it, I'm sure everyone is tired of reading about it.

1 comment:

nemattox said...

I loved reading about it - the poster under the statue of David is hilarious. Thanks for taking the time to blog it so thoroughly with lots of good pictures!