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. Image courtesy of Tim Shank; Impossible without Chief Quest Pioneer, Explorer and Navigator: Greg Kurras, INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2012 Expedition, NOAA-OER/WHOI.

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