Here is what happened. After leaving our first stop in Uruguay the wind and waves came up to the extent that we were only wallowing along at about 10 knots. There was no way we would reach our next port in time, so the stop was canceled and we kept steaming along.
The next couple of days have been much better and we just docked a half-day early at our next stop, Punta Arenas Chile.
We walked off the ship and found an Internet cafe right in the dock area. The first priority was to let folks know that the massive earthquake has had no impact on us up to now. We still have no idea whether or not we´ll be stopping at the remaining ports of call, or even if we´ll be able to fly out of Santiago on schedule, since early reports indicate there has been damage there. Control towers? Runway? Who knows at this point? The important fact is that we are all fine and enjoying ourselves on Insignia.