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Argentina and Antarctica

June 13, 2013

Armchair Travelers, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Civic Center Library on Thursday, June 13, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Doug and Lindy Webb will share photographs and dialog of a trip they took in February to Argentina and Antarctica. The trip included a 14 day roundtrip cruise from Buenos Aires—through the winds of the South Atlantic, Ushuaia, the “southernmost” city in the world, around Cape Horn, through the Drake Passage, to the Schollert Channel and Paradise Bay in the Antarctic Peninsula, Elephant Island, Stanley in the Falkland Islands, Puerto Madryn, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay.  Excursions included 3 days at the Iguazu Falls (between Argentina and Brazil), a catamaran up the Beagle Channel to a penguin rookery, a 4x4 “ride” to a rookery in the Falklands followed by a walk in the rain to Gypsy Cove, a bus tour through the Argentina dry pampas to the Punta Tombo penguin rookery, a most “exciting” walk through the city streets of Montevideo, and ending with a Tango in Buenos Aires. 

Adults are invited to this free program on the second Thursday of each month in the Community Meeting Rooms of the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore.