Penguins & The End of The World – Photos & A Video

In my 50 Shades of Grey post, I described the first and painfully slow week of our cruise in Patagonia. Luckily, our second week of cruising was much better as we were able to disembark on the rest of our stops in Ushuaia, the Falkland Islands and Montevideo. Plus, we got to have a picnic surrounded by penguins(!), and penguins make everything better.

To distinguish myself from the babbling old bats on our cruise, I’ve decided to make this a limited chitchat, photo-only entry (but I reserve the right to write lengthy captions).  I’ve also included Abe’s latest video at the end of the post, so make sure to scroll all the way down to see it.

Now, without further ado, please disregard all that I just said; pretend I resisted giving you an intro and skip right to the pictures.

Falkland Islands – Volunteer Point with Penguins


{Driving through ditch-filled farmlands to go see penguins}

King Penguins

{King penguins heading into the water at Volunteer Point in East Falkland}

King Penguins Group

{A group of King Penguins}


{A Gentoo penguin going for a stroll}

Abe with the Penguins

{Can you spot Abe amongst the penguins?}

Scenic Patagonia Cruising 

Glacier Patagonia

{Glacier – I wish I could remember its name, but it’s not like you really care right?}


{Another glacier with beautiful reflections – see above caption regarding name}

Ushuaia – Hiking at the End of the World


{We hiked in the Tierra del Fuego National Park}

Tierra del Fuego Parc

beaver dam
{There were beaver dams along our hikes in Tierra del Fuego National Park. I couldn’t resist the joke.}


Montevideo - And our Ship{Abe and our ship, the Zaandam. I’m not going to post more pictures of Montevideo because they aren’t exciting, and I know you’d rather see pictures of penguins anyway. So just scroll back up and look at those King penguins again. Aww.}

Abe’s Video – Patagonia Cruise

To see the high res version of this montage, click here. I hope you enjoyed the pictures and video!