Sunday, October 7, 2007

Penguins

Location - Valparaiso, Chile

Since I'm still in chile & I have new stamps to show off, let me today show you all a set of stamps on Penguins. These stamps, like the last set are also taken from the same two sets & feature the same subjects. The Penguins are quite commonly seen in
the southern parts of Chile & come us to as far north as Valparaiso, but in smaller numbers. Valparaiso is about 35 Degrees south Latitute and in the northern hemisphere it would be like finding Penguins in Gibralter.

But the reason that they are able to survive as far north as Valparaiso is because of the cold Peru current, that fows northward up the west-coast of Southcurrent. In Chile, they don't like calling it "Peru Current", & infact call it the "Humble
current" or the "Humbolt Current".

Sadly I didn't see any penguins, but a pair of sea lions have been hanging around the ship for the last couple of days.


1 comment:

Gulfmann Stamps Collection said...

Thanks for your Pacquebot mail
with Netherlands Antilles stamp
and postmarked from Panama, dated
as Sepetember 24, 2007, just
arrived on this afternoon.
Please see the scanned image from
my personal collection blog:
http://gulfmanncollection.blogspot.com
When you next anchored port in
Taiwan Keelung, or Kaoshiung,
please inform me, bon bonyage,
my friend.