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Mate Manners

March 28, 2013 5 Comments »

mate drink

The Cebador hands me the cuia, I pause for a moment and think about everything I have learned. I slowly extend my right hand looking him in the eyes and giving him a slight nod. I take the first drink from the bombilla careful not to move it around but instead let it sit stiffly […]

Illusive Cape Horn

March 7, 2013 3 Comments »

Via Australis anchored in Patagonia

It was 7AM, we all waiting in the lounge with our orange life jackets on, bundled in our warmest clothing listening for the announcement from the captain. The ship swayed back and forth as each of us looked around the room anxiously. It was a nervous excitement – after all early this morning we were […]

W is For…

February 22, 2013 3 Comments »

w is forfeature

The W trek is a 4 to 5 day trek in Torres Del Paine park covering approximately 50 miles. It’s the most popular route in the park and it’s named for the shape of the route. I found the route challenging – physically and mentally. What I love about hiking is that it is a […]