Taking the rough with the smooth

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Looking at the picture which accompanies my last entry about failing to go ashore at Cape Horn, you might wonder what all the fuss was about. The sea looks reasonably calm, doesn’t it?
Proof, if it were needed, of how still photographs can be deceptive. To give you an indication of what conditions were like, here are a couple of short videos showing the sea conditions as we headed back towards Ushuaia and the shelter of the Beagle Channel.
Be warned: you’ll need a strong stomach or – like me – be dosed up on Stugeron to watch without uncomfortable side-effects.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:32+00:00 3 March 2010|Cruise Destinations|2 Comments

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2 Comments

  1. Porteno 3 March 2010 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Wow ! That’s a wild ride ! ! !

  2. Robert Fitzroy 10 March 2010 at 10:19 am - Reply

    That looks scary. Hope you made it back in one piece. Imagine what it would have been like in the days of sail. You would not have been protected from the sea behind reinforced glass

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