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Favorite thing: For one of our on-board lunches, the crew of the Ushuaia chose to fire up outside grills and have a (what they called) Antarctic Barbecue. The weather was clear and sunny - albeit it a bit cooler than your standard outdoor barbecue. And, the plan was never to EAT outside, given the coolness. But, a lot of folks hung around outdoors drinking Quilmes (Argentine beer) and enjoying the delightful smells coming from the giant cookers.
The menu included barbecued chicken, beefsteak, and several different kinds of sausages - including chorizo and blood sausages. When it was time to eat, we assembled in the dining room, and they brought plate after plate of barbecue to us. One member of our table (the intrepid and clinically insane - ha ha - Samantha Browning of Perth, Australia) chose to try one of the blood sausages. I couldn't imagine why, they didn't really look like anything I wanted to try and besides - I spent 30+ working in a clinical lab. I know what happens when you heat large volumes of blood - it coagulates and gets pretty gross. But try it Samantha did, and she pronounced it "not so great" and mentioned that it had little "lumpy" parts of unknown origin. (My guess would be they were roasted blood clots... yech.)
OK, the blood sausage wasn't a great idea, but everything else was very good, and it really hit the spot on a clear and breezy afternoon near Port Charcot.
Fondest memory: Samantha's face when she tried that blood sausage. Even my sweet daughter Sara - who will eat darn near ANYTHING - passed on the bloodies. Samantha, dear.... what WERE you thinking? <lol>
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