18 Feb 2009

At Sea, Southern Argentina; Cruise Day 23

Today we went to two totally unrelated, but fascinating lectures.
First we learned about glaciers, which is very time appropriate. We will be rounding the Horn in a few days and viewing some of the most beautiful glaciers in the world.
Then we heard stories by an art historian about some of history’s greatest, thefts, cons, and forgeries. He cured me of any desire I may have had to purchase very expensive art.
Years ago, I became interested in collecting stamps, letters and other collectables. As I got more involved with each, I became concerned about the massive fraud involving each.