|View of part of the city from our hotel, 20th floor!|
|The Casa Rosada showing the balcony where Evita gave her last speech|
|The Pope is everywhere!|
There is quite a of things to accomplish on sailing day. Fram arrived in the harbour about 7:30am and immediately started provisioning of food and other goods for the upcoming season. We also needed to "bunker" which is the nautical term for filling up with fuel. The long Atlantic crossing depleted supplies. By 10:30am our first passengers started arriving and we were all on board by about 3:30pm. What a relief to be on board! It is such a great feeling! Soon after we had our mandatory safety drill before sailing about 4:00pm, right on time! Two Argentinean pilots took us out of the harbour and into the famous Rio de la Plata.
The Rio (river in English) is really an estuary separating Argentina to the south from Uruguay to the north. We will be sailing in the Rio overnight and will enter the South Atlantic tomorrow morning, before turning south to our destination of the Falkland Islands. We are all looking forward to some beautiful days at sea before we get there. By the way, while at sea, we often combine two days in a single blog.
So, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride over the next few months!