Posts Tagged ‘Vina Del Mar’

To Valparaiso and Back, and Thence To Ushuaia

February 11th, 2010 at 12:27 am (AST) by Jake Richter

I finally managed to review, select, and tweak my picks from my photos of our overnight trip to Valparaiso, Chile, but have not yet had a chance to add titles or keywords to them.

If you would like to look at the pictures, visit my Flickr photoset for the trip. Warning – there are 247 images to review, so it might take a while.

If you would like to see where most of these pictures were taken, visit here.

At the end of Wednesday (yesterday at this point), we attended a cocktail reception and then had dinner with most of the 150 or so passengers on the National Geographic Explorer. It’s been a pleasant surprise finding that we know several of the crew from past Lindblad trips as well as more than a handful of our fellow passengers (four from a trip to Morocco in Spring 2008, and another couple from the recent National Geographic Grosvenor Council weekend we attended in Washington, D.C., in late November).

It’s now past 1am and I need to be up by 5:15am to help get the kids ready to leave the hotel. Our bus for the airport leaves at 7am, and we should be in Ushuaia by 12:30pm Argentina time. Our luggage has already been picked up from outside our rooms (we had to have it out at 10pm).

Our next post will in all probability be from aboard the Explorer, once we have access to a stable Internet connection.


GPS Tracking – Valparaiso to Santiago via Viña Del Mar

February 10th, 2010 at 4:46 pm (AST) by Jake Richter

After a stay at the wonderful boutique hotel, Casa Higueres, in Valparaiso, we toured more of the city, as well as the resort area of Viña Del Mar. We also spent an hour in the Museo Fonck, which had a great blend of Chilean, Easter Island, and South American cultural and natural history. We’re now back in Santiago and about to have our introductory cocktail reception for the Lindblad Expedition to the Antarctic with a hundred-plus other adventure seekers.

Far less pictures today (don’t have the count yet). Hope to post some pictures from our last two day via Flickr tonight, however.

Our GPS track for today is below: