South America, 2012

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We boarded Seven Seas Mariner in Callao, a suburb of Lima in Peru. This was taken as we were leaving the harbour, in the evening.

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Tugs generally accompanied us in harbour areas. This one escorted us out of Callao, the port in Lima, Peru. A technical note: this image was created by combining 3 images taken at almost the same time, with different exposures, using a technique known as 'HDR', 'high dynamic range'. Nrtmally, in a situation like this it is possible to expose correctly for the sea or for the tug but not for both at the same time.

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The barren desert scenery of the Paracas National Reserve near Pisco, Peru.

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Bell tower seen from the nunnery in Arequipa, Peru.

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After touring the nunnery, we were taken to a nearby restaurant for dinner. These two life-size dolls decorated the restaurant entrance.

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The fishing harbour at Antofagasta, Chile.

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Sea lion in the fishing harbour at Antofagasta, Chile.

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Street art, Valparaiso, Chile. The dinosaur is very upset by the cracked plaster.

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Street theatre performers interacting with Lorraine, Valparaiso, Chile.

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A street theatre performer, Valparaiso, Chile.

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Housing, Valparaiso, Chile.

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Performing in a craft mall/market in Puerto Montt, Chile.

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Fijords near Puerto Montt, Chile.

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Growler (piece of glacial ice smaller than an iceberg) near the glacier we took the catamaran to. Near Puerto Chacabulco, Chile.

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Tempano glacier in the Chilean fijords. The red boat is the rescue boat from the Seven Seas Mariner despatched to pick up a piece of ice from the glacier. Special approval from the Chilean authorities was required, and obtained, to take the ice.

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Avenue of the Glaciers, Chilean fijords.

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Avenue of the Glaciers, Chilean fijords.

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Avenue of the Glaciers, Chilean fijords.

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Magellanic penguins. Near Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile.

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Magellanic penguin. Near Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile.

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Pair of Magellanic penguins. They mate for lfe and share the upbringing of their chicks.

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Rounding Cape Horn. The fairly rough, rapidly changing weather made this a memorable cruise-ship experience.

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Peat bog, Patagonia, Argentina. Seen as we tramped through a valley near Ushuaia. The dead trees are due to beaver activity. Beavers were introduced for their fur and have become a destructive pest.

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An albatross checking out the ship en route to the Falkland Is.

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Sea lion family near Puerto Madryn, Argentina.

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Portrait of a young penguin. Magellanic penguin colony, Puerto Madryn, Argentina.

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Magellanic penguins mate for life. Here they seem to be grooming each other. Puerto Madryn, Argentina.

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Moulting Magellanic penguin chick. Puerto Madryn, Argentina.

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Entrance to the main formal dining room, Compass Rose, in Seven Seas Mariner. We ate dinner there most nights, and sometimes lunch.

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Local market, Montevideo.

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Home again. Magic the cat on our rug.


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