Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Unfortunately this was all we got to see of the Falkland Islands. We were told that no one would be allowed to disembark at Stanley because there was a contagious illness on board our ship, which immigration authorities were worried would spread to their small population.
The Falkland Island flag is taken down...
So, instead of Falkland Island photos, Laura took a collection of ship photos:
With the day-trip to Stanley canceled, many of the passengers decided the weather was warm enough for some winter-wear sunbathing around the pool.
The pools had to be emptied at some points during the voyage because all the water was splashing out in giant waves with the movement of the ship in the rough southern waters.
At sea near Stanley, Falkland Islands, December 1st, 2009.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Ushuaia's penal colony was modeled after Tasmania's and its prison housed Argentina's most dangerous criminals and re-offenders from 1896 up until 1947. It was then used as part of a naval base, but today it's a museum! It now houses one room full of model ships and is officially called the Maritime Museum, but there are also several art exhibits as well as stuffed penguins, seals and native birds in glass cases, not to mention all sorts of historical displays on prisons around the world.
Argentina, November 29th, 2009