Feb 17th Punta Arenas, Chile

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A city that loves its young, playgrounds are available in every neighborhood around the city.

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The city has graffiti, but for the most part it could all be called art.Punta Arenas  (32) (1024x654)

Summer is still in full bloom around the city and in the fields.Punta Arenas  (33) (1024x680)Punta Arenas  (34) (1024x680)Punta Arenas  (35) (679x1024)Punta Arenas  (100) (1024x680)

Recently sheered sheep abound.Punta Arenas  (38) (1024x680)

Brad visited the city’s famed Magdalena Penguin Reserve:

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These bird pictures were just great, but we do not know the names of the birds.  So, just enjoy the pictures.

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Just a note on how to honor or commend some of the staff.  Besides giving the room stewards and dining staff additional money, which we do, other staff members can be honored or commented in the following ways:  Most of us do a good job of commending the personnel in person and of course, we all do a good job of complaining.   Writing a commendation helps the employee be noted by their bosses.  Whenever we write a commendation, we always make sure we give a copy to the employee as well. 

Another way is when your dining companions will be other places for dinner is to invite the staff to join you at your table.  In most cases, you have to do this in advance as the person may have to get permission.  Gloria has invited Katharina, the new gym, person to our table on the 19th.  Gloria plans to invite Cheryl, the hairdresser as she feels she has done an outstanding job and Gloria sees her regularly.  The staff normally eats in the Lido buffet or in the crew’s dining room.  Some of the personnel do eat on occasion with the passengers, but not all of the staff have this privilege.  

When you are on a long cruise, you get to know the staff well and when they are outstanding, we feel they should be rewarded in some way.  

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Cruising my retirement!
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