Good afternoon, everyone. We’ve just departed the small port city of Puerto Madryn. Our cruise is beginning to wind down now: one more sea day, one last port (Montevideo, Uruguay), and then we disembark where we began – Buenos Aires – on Wednesday morning. Can you believe it?
Anyway, here are a few images from the past 24 hours that I thought you might enjoy – nothing earth-shattering or life-changing, but just for your enjoyment:
Saturday afternoon: rough seas developing – Promenade Deck closed due to high winds. The intrepid AAC CPA and I snuck out on Deck 11 aft and took the following shot – great poop deck action, right?
Here’s a shot of the full moon as taken from the Crystal Dining Room on Saturday night. The wetness on the large window is due to the fact that we were having 20 foot waves hitting the ship, several of which crashed right into that window, causing AAC CPA to jump into the air each time it happened. It was very dramatic. Nice moon, though.
And then our headwaiter, Bruno, appeared to prepare an encore presentation of his famous beefsteak tartare. It was beyond delicious.
After dinner, it was supposed to be showtime in Galaxy Lounge, Deck 6 forward. But the rock and roll was SO intense, that the show had to be canceled at the last minute. The ship’s cruise director, Paul, literally had to sit down on the stage (so he didn’t fall over) to explain that it was too dangerous for performers to come out on the stage. In this case, the show must NOT go on!!!
We crept back to our cabin – the pitch was really fun – and attempted to get ready for bed without falling over too much. And then we were rocked to sleep!
Sunday morning and here we are in Puerto Madryn, Argentina.
Our landing early this morning:
Just a few random shots:
How we got off and on the ship
Walking around the town for about an hour or so, we stopped in a market to see what they sold. Not sure what this product is for – any thoughts?
Here’s good old Symphony seen from town:
“The King” is still very big in Argentina, as seen on this billboard:
To be honest – perhaps it was Sunday – there wasn’t a lot to see or do, so we just came back to the ship.
Returning to the dock and the ship
A few hours later, it was time to depart:
AAC CPA bids a fond farewell to Puerto Madryn
Captain Ralf Zander (left) and his officers oversee our departure
Another officer at the front of the ship observing our departure
Time to get ready for our evening Negroni, and our fantastic butler, Raja, will be stopping by in a few minutes to bring us something tasty.
Have a great evening, y’all!!