Response: Surf on Sunday sounds great but I think Bill and I will be away with PK that weekend. Went for a cool surf in Pinamar Argentina today and hopefully will go again tomorrow. No worries about March 1st - I might be able to do Feb 28th - just need to work out if I am heading up to mums that day but will chat when I get home. Can´t wait to catch up with you all. Until then take care M xx
Response: G´day Jye
Yeah unfortunately we will miss one another as I leave South America on Feb 25th. In the end I didn´t go to Uraguay but instead spent a bit more time in BA and am now in Pinamar in Argentina so don´t have any tips on Uraguay. Mate you will love it though the whole of Sth America is amazing and beautiful and the people are fab. Have an awesome time. Will you have a blog or anything on which to see your pics and hear your stories etc? Bummer we didn´t get to catch up but enjoy and travel safe. Catch you later Madge
Response: G´day mate - I am back on Feb 27th so hope you, Ness, Janine and Lou might be free Thursday March 1st evening for girlie catch up. Can´t wait to get home and see everyone. Hope all is well and see you soon. M xx
Response: G´day how are you? When do you leave for KS? Hope we can catch up before you head off. I will be home on Feb 27th. Are you guys all free Thursday 1st March evening? It is time for some girlie catch up time and a bon voyage for you. Hope to see you and other ladies very soon but if not have an amazing time in KS. Mxx
Response: Hello there. I will be back in BA tomorrow if you want to catch up. I will give you a call when I get there. Cheers for now M.
Response: Hello how are you and Trevor? Yes valentines was a bit lonely without Bill. I can´t wait to get home to see him, Bullseye and everyone else. I should be home on Feb 27th.
Hope you guys had a nice valentines day and that the weather is starting to improve over there. When do you think you will come to Australia? We would love to see you guys there.
Went to Iguazu falls today which was pretty amazing. Got very wet though! Hope all is well at your end and speak to you soon. M xx
Response: Hello Tor,
Yes I have loads of photos and some short films which I will have to show you when I get back. It is a truely amazing place. The penguins are the best they are so beautiful and they walk funny. The babies chase their mother or father around for food all the time.
So how is Queensland and your new school? Are you enjoying it? What is the new place like? I tried to see if I could fly home a little earlier today but could not so I think I might have to go to the Galapogos Islands which is like a tropical wildlife sanctuary. At the moment I am in Buenos Aires but leave on Saturday for Mendoza which is the wine region of Argentina and back close to the mountains again. Hope all is well. Leave me another message if you get the chance. Love M xx
Response: Willem - Sorry I did not make it to catch up with you in BA. My flight out of Ushuaia was delayed and so I only arrived around middnight on 7th Feb. Hope you have an awesome time in Columbia. It was cool to meet you and if you eveer come to Oz let me know and you are welcome to come stay with Bill and I. Cheers Marg. Excellent you legend - will see you there. Is there a space for me to stay there? Look forward to catching up with you tomorrow night. Cheers Marg x
Have just returned from Antarctica which was amazing. The most phenominal place I have ever seen. Address is 36 Tebbutt St Leichhardt NSW 2040. Hope all is well at your end and say g´day to Coz. Madge xx
Response: Hey congratulations that is awesome news. I am so happy for you both. Absolutely a huge celebration is in order. Glad you had a great birthday - I was thinking of you all and wished I could have been there. Just got off the boat from Antarctica today - I am completely gobsmacked. It was absolutely amazing. I want a penguin they are so goregous. Will post some pics today. Hope all is well at home and say hello to Matt. M xx
Response: G´day Shifty
Wow that is cool about Brian and Michelle - please send my best wishes to them. Also cool that you are doing the kayak course - if I am home by then I might come and join you.
Antarctica was truly amazing and I think you should put it down as your next holiday destination mate. We went cross country skiing and ice climbing there - can you believe it!! The penguins are absolutely gorgeous too - I wanted to bring one home. Will post some pics later today.
Good luck with the tri and speak to you soon. M xx
Response: G´day Coz,
Glad you like the pics - my camera is alright but really it is the scenary that is amazing - I think any camera would get at least a nice picture. Also glad you guys will be in Oz in late Feb - would love to catch up. Am off to Antarctica today so pretty excited. Hope all the plans for your wedding are coming along - I may need to get a few tips from you too. Anyway until late Feb take care and say hello to Matt for me. Love to you both. Madge x
Response: Hi mum
All is well and am excited about Antarctica later today. Glad you had a good time at the tennis - I was thinking of you enjoying yourself. Gee I hope Dave and Ian get better soon and I look forward to hearing about their new place. Will update site again after Antarctica so about 2 weeks from now. Take care Love Marg x
Response: G´day Ange
You read my mind - I can´t wait to get home to have a surf at Freshie. Although I am still having an awesome time here I do long for my mates and the warm weather and surg of home. Hope all is well at your end
Response: Thanks Barb it is very exciting. Are you in Melbourne for the tennis now or about to head there?
Am currently in a place called El Calafate and saw the most fabulous glacier today called Moreno Glacier. Will post photos v soon. Hope all is well back at home and say g´day to everyone for me.
Response: G´day Tace
How was SA? I will look forward to seeing your pics when I get back. Am in a place called El Calafate now and tomorrow we go to see a glacier called Moreno Glacier I think. After that we do some more day walks and hopefully a couple of climbs but all will be weather dependant. No doubt work is getting busy for you guys now - I hope it is not too crazy but have to admit I haven´t thought about it really. Too much to see and do over here. I do miss home though and would love to go to the beach for a surf in warm water. The water in Chile is exactly as the country is named.
Well don´t work too hard and take care.
Cheers Margie x
Response: G´day Sue
How goes? When are you coming over here? You would absolutely love it. The mountains are amazing and would blow your mind. Just finished a 5 day camping trip in the Torres Del Paine national park. Wow so beautiful. Am off to see another glacier tomorrow and hopefully to climb some peaks later in the week. Nothing serious but hopefully all have awesome views. Hope all is well at home and I look forward to a surf in warm water when I get home. xx
Response: Hello my lovely,
Am missing you loads but having a great time. Got taken out for lunch today by some of the other folks on the tour - very nice. Currently in a town called El Calafate. Off to see the Moreno Glacier tomorrow. Wish you were here. By the way how is your mum? M xxx
Response: G´day Jye
Bloody hell you guys will speak much better spanish than me. South America is awesome hurry up you will love it. Down in Patagonia region now and most places speak english so the spanish is not so important. Say g´day to everyone for me and I hope you have lots of time to travel around - it is a big place with loads to see and the people are fabulous. Take care Margie
Thank you for your message it was lovely to hear from you. Very happy birthday to you but sorry you had to have a bath but I bet you smell lovely now. I think of you everyday and miss you loads. Glad you are having a good time at Papas. Be a good boy and work hard at Papa´s work - no sleeping on the job.
Response: G´day Lou
Thanks for the message mate. Have now started the tour and most folks on it are really lovely - a bit older but very nice people. Now in Patagonia region and go on some lake crossing or something tomorrow - hopefully to see some glaciers. Then after that a bit of trekking and camping at Torres Del Paine. Looking forward to it. Weather here is cold - furthest south I have ever been - I think it is 51 degrees latitude or longitude whichever means south. Missing surfing at home and hanging out with all you guys. Love Madgie x
Response: Hi mum
Yeah what a disaster poor Bill had. I hope he gets some good news from Qantas or one world. He should probably try calling the travel agent and asking why they did not advise about the transit visa requirements too. Am now in Patagonia region in a place called Puerta Natales. The town itself is not so special but it is close to the Torres Del Paine national park which is supposed to be beautiful. Tomorrow we go on a boat cruise thing or something hopefully to see glaciers then after that we are trekking for 4 days which should be fantastic. Did Rhonda and family move to Gold Coast or Brisbane??? Glad to hear they are settling in ok wherever they are. Glad you and Greg had a nice holiday and have a fab time at the tennis. Will try to update more soon.
Response: G´day how is it going? All good here in Bariloche but am missing Bill. Have started my tour and the people seem nice but I feel like a bit of a tourist rather than a traveller. Tomorrow should be an awesome day hopefully - we climb up a nearby peak and will hopefully have weather just like today - warm and clear. Scenary here is amazing - will post some photos soon. Take care for now M xx
Response: G´day mate,
Hey happy birthday for Dec too. We were thinking of you while we were in London with PK but didn´t have a mobile to text you on. Glad to hear all is well over there. I did get your text when we were in Capetown but thanks anyway for the extra message. Am now in Patagonia region which is very beautiful - a bit like Switzerland actually. Off to hike up a big hill tomorrow which should be great. Take care and will update again soon. xx
Response: Thank you. Bolivia has been great but today is our last day here. Lake Titicaca was gorgeous and the salt plains were utterly amazing. I will put photos up soon. Glad you are saving for SA - it wouldn´t be the same with out you both there. Hope all is well at home. Happy new year.
Madge and Bill xx