I really want to send my thanks all those wonderful people who have taken the time to either make comments on the blog, emailed me directly or spoken to me. Their encouragement has been invaluable in helping me to continue to keep this account of our travels. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
In this light, I hope that you will permit me a last indulgence. This set of images are mostly those that didn’t make the blog for lack of a place in the story line. I include them for the simple reason that I like them, and I hope you will enjoy them too! They more or less follow the sequence of the trip as it unfolded.
In the window of the Halloween Shop in Santa Barbara, USA
A women leads in Mans image – the Star of India, San Diego USA.
The three wise owls of Antigua, Guatamala
Vying for selfie rights in Manta Equador
The trawl net pulley dwarfs the fisherman on this trawler in Manta, Equador
Following the leader in Chan Chan, Trujillo, Peru
Oh, what a hansom fellow!
Most large cities are drowning in a sea of cars. Lima Peru
Another hansom fellow in Lima, Peru
This does not look like a joyous gathering in Lima Peru
There is a serious debate happening in the middle of this small crowd in Lima Peru.
Did the architect of this church in Lima, Peru, have the needs of the pigeons in mind?
A lonely hut in which someone must spend the day in Mille Flores, Peru
The locals ignore the rumpy-pumpy happening in the background : Love Park , Mille Flores, Peru
On a crumbling wall in Coquimbo Chile, this amazing piece of street art.
Difficult to make out what this shop is actually selling : Valparaiso, Chile
These for sale on a street stall : Valparaiso, Chile
Lesson on how to get in the way of a folk dance : Valparaiso Chile
Entropy in action : Puerto Montt, Chile
Tourist shop : Puerto Montt, Chile.
In the channels of the Chilean Fiords.
Reflections in the channels of the Chilean Fiords.
Brujo Glacier off the Canal Sarmiento in the Chilean Fiords
We call them vandals, but what are they trying to tell us? : Bus shelter in Puerto Arenus Chile
Sunset in Ushuaia, Argentina
The very British Falkland Islands
Seaweed and stone in the Falkland Islands
It takes a bit of a run up to get into the air : Falkland Islands
Such beauty! : Somewhere in the South Atlantic
Around the harbours everything is so king size : Montevideo, Uruguay
There was a time when the Brits and Argentinians were friendly : Central station Buenos Aires, Argentina
Love the shapes in this sculptured butterfly : Buenos Aires, Argentina
Making an effort to deal with the rubbish : Buenos Aires, Argentina
Larger than life : Buenos Aires, Argentina
Shrine on the beach : Punta del Este, Uruguay
Christ the Redeemer : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Portside in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
With so much wealth around, how are we allowing this? : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mother and Child in the Cathedral : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil