2011, a long goodbye

I’m still getting the hang of posting from my “i” stuff. Posting from an iPhone is different from an iPad, and both are different from posting from a desktop. So, my 2011 goodbye got published before I was finished with my fond farewell.

Here are more Antarctica shots
Lunch time


Following the penguin trail to the top of the hill


Our ship looked like a toy when viewed from the top of the hill.  Maybe it was a little higher than it looked.  We slid all the way back to the bottom on our bottoms


My traveling companions, Greg


and Mike

Disembarking at dawn in Ushuaia, Argentina, the end of the earth.


Back home by way of Santiago, Chile


And Lima, Peru


Dinner at La Rosa Nautica, on the Pacific Ocean, before heading to the airport

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I am intensely curious, with a spirit of adventure that is tempered by my very strong aversion to anything with potential to cause pain. I love travel, photography, reading, gardening, yoga, music and propelling myself through space (biking, dancing, walking, dancing while walking). I've never considered a lack of proficiency in any of the previous activities to be a hindrance, counting on abundant enthusiasm to make up for my shortcomings.

3 thoughts on “2011, a long goodbye”

  1. Wow! What a brilliant trip! Thank you for visiting my blog. We seem to have a lot in common. Recently retired, in love with travel, new to iEquipment! For me it it the IPad when traveling, although I also have an iPhone. I just prefer the bigger screen and speed. At present I have access to an IMac (do we get paid for all this Product placement? ). My son-in-law comes from Ecuador and we had a brilliant trip down the Amazon some 10 years ago, but only for 3 days! Have a brilliant time. I hope to follow your adventures – wifi connections permitting!


    1. Hi Marion,
      I’m so glad we found each other! I agree-I much prefer the IPad, but I needed a new cell phone, so decided it made sense to stay in the “I” family. I too have an iMac, and an iPod (music for working out, which spares my iPhone battery for phone calls).

      I love your photos of whales. Getting those shots takes considerable skill. By the time I got focused, they were resubmerged.

      I’m also following you. I can learn a thing or two from your photography, plus Australia and New Zealand are definitely on our list of places to visit, so your blog will come in handy when we finally get there.


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