Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a fabulous festive season and that 2009 has started joyously! I had a very busy December and need to find some time to post some more images before I head off on my big adventure in 10 days!

My friend and Cruise Agent Supremo, Amber,  has arranged a group on an excellent cruise to Antarctica with a couple of days on either side to get a little taster of a bit of South America.  I am going as "our super-duper photographic instructor extraordinaire, expert in all things photography for the group", according to Amber, and I can't wait!

I am heading off on the Star Princess for a 16 night cruise starting in Buenos Aires and ending in Valparaiso then flying back to the US from Santiago.  Here's our schedule:
11-13 January: I fly from Exmouth, Western Australia to Buenos Aires via Sydney, San Francisco and Miami (super fun!)
13 January: spend the day looking around Buenos Aires and maybe catching some sleep!
14 January: fly to Igazu Falls in the morning
15 January: explore more of the Falls area and fly back to Buenos Aires in the evening
16 January: explore Buenos Aires
17 January: get on the Star Princess for my first ever cruise!
18 January: Montevideo, Uruguay
19 - 20 January: at sea
21 January: Falkland Islands
22 January: at sea
23 - 26 January: Antarctic Peninsula
27 January: Cape Horn, Chile
28 January: Ushuaia, Argentina
29 January: Punta Arenas, Chile
30 January - 01 February: at sea
02 February: Valparaiso to disembark then enjoy a tour of the area on the way to our hotel in Vina del Mar
03 February: tour to and around Santiago before flying back San Francisco
04 - 06 February: San Francisco with my Mom
07 - 14 February: Iowa with my Dad and other family
15 February: get on yet another plane and head back to Exmouth via Sioux Falls, Chicago, Tokyo and Perth!

Amber has all of our tours arranged for our ports of call and I'll add more information on my travels when I can. I may not be able to blog very much while I'm on the cruise because of the ship's slow connection, but I will be trying to post a photo or two with at least a short note now and then!

I will be checking emails every day, so please don't wait to contact me about your upcoming photography needs! My first available date after my return is 19 February, 2009.

Again, Happiest New Year's wishes to you all!

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