Today we were meant to be visiting Punta Arenas, Chile, but due to the high winds we were not able to dock.
During the night the Captain made the decision to land a passenger who had tripped and fallen into the door frame of her suite entrance seriously braking something, guessing arm or collar-bone or both, which required her to be hospitalised, so he picked a dock somewhere prior to Punta Arenas to land her and her husband. The winds were very high which made docking impossible, so the Captain used the ships thrusters and a couple of forward and aft lines to hold the ship stable long enough for a gangway to be used to disembark the two of them. During this exercise one of the lines broke, which demonstrated how strong the winds were and how skill full the skipper is!!! Wish I had not slept through it and seen Captain Felice Patruno’s skill in person! (BTW, we have heard that the injured lady is doing well).
When I awoke we were stationed just off from Punta Arenas, this was another port I was really looking forward to as today I was meant to be Kayaking in the Straits of Magellan, but I guess Kayaking is not in the cards for me this trip. The decision was made to visit another Fjord on the way to Ushuaia. This turned out to be a great decision as the scenery was spectacular. We cruised the Gabriel Passage
I also to the opportunity to wander the ship and take a few photos of the various areas.
The lift well
More of the amazing views from the days cruising
It was a really a pleasant day of cruising, would have enjoyed a stop at Punta Arenas, but would recommend that Regent add this to the itinerary in the future, may be cut out a day in Lima. The glacier that you can see here is the Agostini Glacier.
Our next port of call is Ushuaia, Argentina, where we have a private tour organised!