And the Dream began.....

And the Dream began... I can remember my very first sailboat as if it were yesterday...the shiny, bright red hull, the brilliant white sail that could blind you in the afternoon sun as it danced across the water. I loved that boat and would have done anything to keep it safe. Even fall off the dock and almost drown...but that was many moons ago and I was only 3. Thank goodness for a quick dad! My pride and joy and I were both safe and lived to sail another day. There have been many more loves in my life since that wonderful week on Keuka Lake and a good a share of them have been the sailing variety. So I guess that it was only natural that over time the dream to sail around the world would become a passion. I am very lucky that the man in my life, my husband Gar, has humored me in following this dream. We are getting there and hope to set sail once we retire but the journey has been fun. Hope you enjoy the ride!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires

Highlights of Week 5
It is difficult to believe that the cruise is almost over.  In a few more days we will be cruising into Buenos Aires and on to the next phase of this Great Adventure.
After leaving the Falklands we were finally heading north again and toward some warmer weather.  Ready for some sunshine!! Smile   Puerto Madryn was our next stop. 
The beach boardwalk was the perfect place to spend the afternoon strolling.
Montevideo is our last port of call before heading into Buenos Aires.  It was another beautiful day to wander the streets once we were able to get off the ship.  It was another huge industrial area and a maze to get out of.
Had a wonderful afternoon checking out the main plazas in town and having a nice lunch at a side walk café. 
We checked out the huge Picada de Puerto first and decided the people watching was better outside. And it was just too pretty to sit inside!  Montevideo is a gorgeous colonial city that deserves lots of time to get to know.  Maybe next time.
Our last night on the cruise was spent at Vine’s of course, saying good bye to all of the great people we had the pleasure to meet during the last 30 days.  Time really does fly when you are having fun.  I wasn’t sure if I would like 30 days on a cruise ship but the verdict was a big yes.  Not because of the many ports we saw but for the time on the ship to relax and friendships formed.  Think a repositioning cruise across the Atlantic might be great.
Our disembarkation in Buenos Aires was one huge cluster…  They had 4 cruise ships in port at the same time.  A cruise terminal info guy said that 10,000 people were getting off and another 10,000 embarking before the day was over.  Not fun!  Hours to get a taxi.  We finally decided to walk up two blocks to the bus terminal and were the only people in the taxi line.  Thank you Gonzolo for the map and the directions.  
IMG_9651  Buenos Aires …… We’ve arrived.  Phase 2 of the Great Adventure starts now!

Falklands to Buenos Aires – 1,432 Nautical Miles
San Francisco to Buenos Aires – 9,803 Nautical Miles/11, 281 Miles
Totally miles so far….  13,694 miles.  And my feet feel it!!
To see more photos of our ports of call just click on the red port to visit “Dreamchaser Travels” at Shutterfly!
Till next time,
Don’t forget to relax and get some sand between your toes!!


  1. Great pictures. What memories ! We'll hear all about it...Martha

    1. Thanks Martha! We will need to open many a bottle of wine to tell you all of our tales. Good Foxy time! See you soon. We head to Panama tomorrow then to Niceville on the 26th. Can't believe the time has flown so quickly. How's the Hood??


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