The Voyage pt. 14 – Magellan’s Strait – magical fjords and glaciers

A magical journey

Opher's World


As we churned through the grey seas the weather remained rough and cold. Rain made the decks slippery and the ship lurched, yawed and pitched which made our daily brisk walks around the deck a little dangerous. By now we had our sea legs and took it in our stride. It was fun to find you walking up and then down in time to the slap of waves against the side of the boat.

After a further day at sea we arrived at the shores of Chile, outside the port of Punta Arenas. The idea was to park up and head off into the interior to sample the Patagonian interior. It was not to be. The seas were up with large swells many metres high. A storm was brewing.


We idled out at sea at the beginning of the Magellan Strait.

Something was up. The rumours circulated.

Eventually the tannoy…

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