Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part XI (Reflections + Puerto Montt and Heading Home) - Travels Blogs

Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part XI (Reflections + Puerto Montt and Heading Home)



It is hard to express the emotional and learning journeys I encountered over my 21 day Antarctica and Patagonia Adventure on the Seabourn Quest. 

Seabourn Quest in Neko Harbor, AntarcticaWhat I do know is that after:
The anticipationGathering up my Seabourn parka and being briefed by the Seabourn Expedition Team Seeing that first penguin in the Falklands (and King Penguins)Crossing the Drake PassageWatching the fog lift and Antarctica instantly appearingMaking the first landing and smell of a Gentoo penguin colonySeeing the iceLosing perspective of size and distance due to the magnitude of Antarctica and purity of the airSitting on a rock and just taking it all inSeeing icebergsTaking a short hike on the snow actually in AntarcticaCrossing the Southern Polar CircleLeaving AntarcticaBeing hit in the face with "civilization"Craving to see something "big" againNeeding to again embrace pure natureI was very happy to awaken at 5:00 a.m. so that I could meet my guide in Puerto Montt, Chile to go on a hike (a real hike); just the two of us.  I made sure I was on the first tender at 6:00 a.m., anxious to meet my guide and head off to hike a slope of a huge volcano. The drive to the Osorno Volcano was breathtaking.  To the left of me was a spectacular sunrise
Sunrise -Puerto Montt, Chileand to the right and left of me were but a few of the many volcanoes in Chile.  

And then we came upon Osorno Volcano which sits on the edge of the...
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