Sunday, March 2, 2014

South America & Falklands - 'rocket blog'

If you’ve managed to get through all my South America & Falklands posts, congratulations. I had - via email - advised friends of a quicker way to follow my travels. Sorry.

In a hyperspeed world, why endure a boring, twenty-part blog? Advanced technology lets you scan seven weeks (8,397 nautical miles or 15,551 kilometres) of travel in exactly two minutes (five seconds per picture) with the new 'rocket blog' (patent pending). A picture from each stop, plus an 'at sea' day, Panama Canal transit, Chilean fiords, Magellan Strait, Beagle Channel and Cape Horn. Minimal commentary. No words requiring a dictionary. Superficiality plus (a speciality of retired TV reporters)! 

Now you can convince the writer that you've actually seen all his photos and read his endless, mind-numbing blah! blah! blah! Make him happy. Compliment him without doing the hard work of really looking at those irritating postings. This looks set to become the latest blogging trend. Mouses and touchpads ready? Go!

Bridgetown, Barbados - Minerva

Caracas, Venezuela - unexpected ice skaters

Coro, Venezuela

At sea - Minerva passenger exercises

Panama Canal - Curtis & Sharon wave from canal observation area

Manta, Ecuador - Plaza Civica

Moche, Peru - Aiapaec, god of the mountains

Lima, Peru - lottery ticket seller and shoeshiner await customers

Near General San Martin, Peru - desert outhouse

Arequipa, Peru - Latin romance

Arica, Chile - patriotic hobbyhorses

Valparaiso, Chile - intersection entertainment

Frutillar, Chile - sidewalk musician

Castro, Chile - Esso

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Chilean fiords - Santa Leonore

Magellan Strait, Chile

Punta Arenas, Chile - figure outside disco

Beagle Channel, Chile

Cape Horn, Chile - Minerva crewman

Ushuaia, Argentina - ‘selfie’ with Evita

Falklands - Rockhopper penguin snoozes

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Pope & Maradona