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On New Year’s Day 1502, a Portuguese ship captained by one Gaspar de Lemos sailed into what is now Guanabera Bay. Thinking that this was the mouth of a river, they called it Rio de Janeiro, ‘January River’, and, although there wasn’t actually a river here, the name stuck. Nowadays, it’s usually just…
Posted on April 29, 2017 at 12:47pm
We boarded our ship in Buenos Aires, and the cruise would take us right around South America around the famous … or infamous … Cape Horn to Valpariaso.
I thought of the old sea shanty ‘Paddy Lay Back’:
‘… for we’re bound for Valparaiso round the…Continue
Posted on March 21, 2017 at 11:42am