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Antarctica (final part) by Betty Fielding

Our adventure continued on like this with 2 to 3 zodiac landings and excursions every day. At every landing we were greeted by a chorus of penguins – adelie, gentoo and chinstraps – you never tire of watching these playful creatures. As it was nesting season we managed to see lots a chicks – so […]

South America – (part 4) by Betty Fielding

Passing very, very close to a snow capped mountain range made our flight into Ushuaia very exciting and took us closer to our Antarctic dream – so glad the pilot knew what he was doing because I have never flown that close to mountains just outside my window! Ushuaia is located on the southern coast […]

South America – (part 3) by Betty Fielding

A catamaran took us across Lake Titicaca to Isla del Sol where we did a lot of step climbing up to see the Shaman for a blessing. Climbing at high altitudes certainly “takes your breath away”. Mind you, the climb was worth it as the vista across the lake to the snow capped Andes was […]

Princess Cruise Tour Alaska By Vicki Macpherson

The US paid 7.2 million for Alaska in 1867, buying it from the Russians. Twice the size of Texas, it is USA’s largest state, but sparsely populated. On our Princess cruise-tour of SW Alaska, many of the people that served, drove, rowed, flew or guided us through this precious place, called it home between Apr […]

South America – (part 2) by Betty Fielding

After experiencing the heat and humidity in the Amazon it was off to the Sacred Valley of the Incas where the altitude made things a lot cooler and drier. Here in the Andes there is no shortage of Incan ruins and artefacts. The mountain way of life is fascinating and the people are thoroughly charming. […]

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