Yesterday we were due to dock at Port Stanley in the Falklands but because of the storm the captain announced that we would not have time as we were already running a day behind schedule. The seas towards the islands were rougher so he decided to keep us close to the land. Although we were… Continue reading Land Ahoy!
We left Montevideo port on Saturday night and started our journey towards the Falklands. We were told the water would be choppy but we were not quite prepared for what happened. At about 10am we met for some breakfast and already we could feel a lot of movement in the boat. Me, Em and Chalkie… Continue reading Storms at Sea
After the Gaucho Trip yesterday we all fell asleep and missed dinner! Then we weren’t tired so me and Paul stayed up until 2pm watching Four Weddings and a Funeral. This morning we docked at Montevideo, Uruguay and Em and Chalkie went out into the town to see what was about. However when we met… Continue reading Uruguay, Volleyball and a BBQ
Today we booked an excursion called ‘Gaucho life on the Pampas’, it was a trip to a beautiful country estate and old ranch in the countryside. The ranch is owned by a family of Gauchos (Argentinian Cowboys), one of them is quite famous and has been in lots of newspapers, he’s also famous for kissing… Continue reading Day at the Gaucho Ranch, Yee Ha
We arrived into Buenos Aires at 3pm and like a heard of cattle we all shuffled down to the gangway to get off the ship. We got off and jumped on the shuttle bus to the cruise terminal just a few minutes round the corner. When we got there we saw the queue to get… Continue reading Tango in Buenos Aires
As predicted me and Paul did not make it to badminton this morning but Emma and Chalkie did. The wind was really strong so they had to resort to playing tennis as the shuttlecock kept blowing away! The wind caused the boat to be quite rocky and the swimming pool was going mental; it was… Continue reading Kwells all round!
Although we had quite a few drinks last night, I didn’t sleep too well as I could really feel the movement of the boat and our room panels were creaking! This was excuse enough to stay in bed until midday :). We went up to the buffet and had some lunch, Paul and Chalkie had… Continue reading Poker and Cabaret
Last night was our final night in Rio, so this morning we packed up our things and headed to the port to catch our cruise. Rio is a beautiful place to see and I really enjoyed the ten days we spent there – with the exception of having most of our important belongings stolen! Even… Continue reading To the Boat!
Although we knew we were going to Rio Carnival, we didn’t actually know what the carnival was until we arrived here last week and realised we needed to buy tickets! The main carnival event that you see on the TV and the parade in the film Rio is actually a competition between local Samba schools… Continue reading Carnival Time
After a lovely few days in Angra dos Reis, we all felt nice and relaxed and so Saturday morning we went off to the beach again to find a space to sit. We must have only been there 30 minutes, we were in and out of the water taking it in turns to sit with… Continue reading It’s all gone Pete Tong!!