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In 2010 and 2011, Chris Jansen, a geologist, and his wife spent a total of four months in Argentina, Patagonia, and Chile. They took two treks in Patagonia visiting Torres do Paine and the Fitzroy region. In both places they saw areas of huge granitic intrusive rocks into mountain ranges that were carved by massive and still advancing glaciers. They took day road trips by car focused on the Lake District around San Carlos de Bartiloche, Mendosa, Puerto Varas, and Santiago. Transportation for them included long-haul modern buses for inter-city transport. Ferries and buses carried them to navigate several lakes that ultimately crossed the Andes. In addition, a small cruise ship transported them to explore the North Patagonia Ice field. In order to get to El Calafate for some treks, and to get to the Brazilian border to visit Iguazo Falls, they flew in small planes. Spend time virtually in South America with a geological bent on this trip by Chris Jensen to see areas of the world most of us will never have the chance to visit.
|Cemetery where Evita is buried in Buenos Aires, Argentina|
Posted On January 11th, 2013 - Honolulu Star Advertiser
Aboard a 35 foot sailboat, Moku pe'a, Bill Leary sailed from Hawaii to French Polynesia with only his 19 year old daughter, Kara as crew. Taking five months for passage in June, 2011, they experienced difficulty with the boat's rudder when the structure holding it together failed 400 miles from Papeete. They managed to jury-rig the rudder and limped into port safely, making temporary repairs in Tahiti that held for the rest of the voyage. Once safely in Papeete, Bill and Kara were joined by Bill's wife, Lori, and experienced three months of exploring Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Tahaa, Raiatea, and Bora Bora by boat. Their experiences included diving in crystal clear tranquil lagoons, exhilarating mountain hiking, biking, and taking in the culture together with the spectacular beauty of Tahiti. Join us for a virtual "Cruise to Tahiti" getting up close to the water with Bill, Kara, and Lori in their personal sailboat, Moku pe'a.
|Kara approaching Tahiti|
|Kara atop an island|
|Lori and Bill Leary in Tahiti 2011|
|Bob Liljestrand reading 60 yr old letter to organize Adventurers' Club|
|Gretchen Neal giving memorial about Dick Bunker|
|Jackie Sprague, Program Chair|
|Teena Urban giving memorial to her husband Darrow Aiona|
Check out the flyer on the Pre-60th Anniversary Membership Drive.
During the drive from January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013, new members will have several good reasons to join. There will be no initiation fee, membership dues for the first year will be $25 instead of $35, and it comes with an invitation to a special event to get acquainted with each other and the members of the Board of Directors.
So contact your adventure-minded friends and get them to join, and then we'll have even more fellowship as we enjoy our excellent programs.
Call Fran Dieudonne for an application form at 947-1827.