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Ushuaia - Friday, 27 February 2015

overcast 14 °C

Had a great sleep and woke up early as we wanted to have breakfast and be dressed and ready to say goodbye to our "white group".

We looked out our window this morning and sometime during the night this great monster pulled up beside us.  It is huge!  I'm glad we're not on it.

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Walked onto the dock and waved goodbye to them all as they boarded the bus.  Now we are all alone but later today 15 Scenic people will join the six of us that are staying on the ship and continuing on up the Chilean Fjords.

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It is overcast and drizzling a bit and the maximum today will be 14 degrees.  All the staff on board are very busy today, getting the ship ready for the next cruise.

The Captain was on the gangway saying goodbye to everyone.  Such a nice touch.

The disembarkation was flawless and was so well organised.

At about 10.00am we walked ashore and wandered around Ushuaia looking for a chemist to buy some more sea sickness patches.  Unfortunately they are nowhere to be found in Argentina.  We bought some toothpaste for Rikus and then found a shop that sells internet time for $3 an hour which is heaps better than the ship's $30 an hour.  We sent emails and I posted a lot of photos on Facebook and let everyone know that we are having a good time and will be off the air again for the next 13 days until we get to the hotel in Santiago.

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We had lunch at this place and it was the worst pizza that we have ever eaten.  It was doughy and uncooked. Yuk. Yuk. Yuk.

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Headed back to the ship and will spend the afternoon relaxing before everyone boards at 5.00 pm.  Baptiste had his yellow fever shot today at the hospital in Ushuaia.

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Everyone was on board by 5.00 pm and the 21 Australians had a cocktail with Rikus where he introduced us to each other.  We had another Abandon Ship exercise and then went dinner on deck 2.  We have three tables reserved for the Scenic group and they all seem pretty nice.

The announcements on the ship are now in French and then English because there are so many French people on board.  We are definitely in the minority now.

Posted by gaddingabout 18:02 Archived in Argentina

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