My Cape Horn Dunking

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog about my dawn visit to Cape Horn in February of this year. What a dramatic and memorable experience that was!

Cape Horn at dawn

Cape Horn at dawn

What I didn’t mention in my previous post, was the event held later that morning to celebrate our adventure at the End of the World. Those who had never before been to Cape Horn, could take part in a ceremony claimed to make you an honorary ‘Fuegian’, or an inhabitant of Tierra del Fuego.

All those brave (or foolhardy) enough, could commemorate their achievement by being ‘baptised’ using sea water collected from the point (or close to the point, in our case) where the Atlantic, Pacific and Southern (Antarctic) Oceans meet.

Of course, Rich and I were well up for it! As were a couple of our friends.

Me, Bruce and Rich waiting our turn (I just noticed Bruce seems to have needed some Dutch courage!)

Me, Bruce and Rich waiting our turn
(I just noticed Bruce seems to have needed some Dutch courage!)

Watch out, Bruce, here it comes...

Watch out, Bruce, here it comes…

A pretty typical reaction, to be fair

A pretty typical reaction, to be fair

Glenda's next up...

Glenda’s next up…

The guy doing the 'baptising' seems to be having way too much fun

The guy doing the ‘baptising’ seems to be having way too much fun

Rich and I step up to the plate (notice the bin full of Cape Horn 'Holy' Water)

Rich and I step up to the plate
(notice the bin full of Cape Horn ‘Holy’ Water)

That really is cold!

That really is cold!

Not the sharpest tools in the shed, but no permanent harm done!

Not the sharpest tools in the shed, but no permanent harm done!

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14 Responses to My Cape Horn Dunking

  1. Looks like a lot of fun wS had by all, especially the guy doing the baptizing. 😅

  2. Jude says:

    Looks like great fun! 🙂

  3. Cee Neuner says:

    These photo depict a lot of fun. 😀

  4. ventisqueras says:

    ha ha ha che scenetta comica

  5. jpeggytaylor says:

    HAHA 😀 That does look like it was fun! I bet the sea water is pretty “Chile” down there 😀

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  7. Rupali says:

    Wow, so much fun.

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