15:16 on Thursday the 23rd November, 2006
We landed at the Chilain Research Base, named in Honour of Bernardo O´Higgins. He was a distant relation (see blog - Not a well known fact) who fought the Spainins Occupiers and won freedon for Chile.
As a relation I was introduced to the Commander of the Base who in tern was related to Bernardos mother. The landuare barrier prevented us from exploring our indirect relationship.
It was a great day and somewhat nostalgic knowing that a distant relation and an Irish man was held in such high esteem in this remote corner of the world.
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