Game Over

April 30, 2012

Chris German
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

So here we are home, safe and sound.  Well, not home exactly, but tied up in port.  We met up with the pilot around 7am today and were tied up alongside at our designated pier by 8am.  Time for breakfast and some serious packing and off-loading of gear lies directly ahead before we fly home tomorrow but for now it is time to sign off and close out this Blog.  Thanks for playing along at home!

Dawn backlights the Andes as we slip quietly into port at first light.

Dawn backlights the Andes as we slip quietly into port at first light. Click image for larger view and image credit.



Like any working port, Valparaiso boasts the usual mix of high-rise buildings and large ships – but not many have quite such a striking backdrop!

Like any working port, Valparaiso boasts the usual mix of high-rise buildings and large ships – but not many have quite such a striking backdrop! Click image for larger view and image credit.


 

 

It would be way too cheesy to sign off with a sunset photograph – but this one was so spectacular that I thought I should at least included it as my penultimate photo.

It would be way too cheesy to sign off with a sunset photograph – but this one was so spectacular that I thought I should at least included it as my penultimate photo. Click image for larger view and image credit.



OK, so you have been good: so here is the long-promised photo of me with the most distinctive hat seen at sea all cruise (perhaps, all my career!).

OK, so you have been good: so here is the long-promised photo of me with the most distinctive hat seen at sea all cruise (perhaps, all my career!).  For those of you worrying that I abandoned my vegetarian principles to complete the hat-finding quest, fear not.  This one is synthetico.  The lady in the shop (which I just realized is pictured along with our hotel in Punta Arenas in the Guide Book I brought with me) spent a long time trying to explain to me that she had a much better hat that was made of real fur and leather for double the price but couldn’t quite grasp that I preferred the cheaper option for exactly the same reason. Click image for larger view and image credit.


 

 

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