Category Archives: Alpaca Pete’s Blog

Is My Alpaca Pregnant?

Is My Alpaca Pregnant?

Pregnant, or not pregnant, that is the question.  Bred just one time on May 14th of last year, to our herdsire Thunderstruck, Lorelei was still refusing to be bred again when behavior tested in August.  To me, that looks like a pregnant belly, and she is eating like there is no tomorrow.  What do you […]

Falkland Islands Travel Guide

Falkland Islands Travel Guide

To many, the Falkland Islands are renowned for being perhaps the most controversial British lands in the world although guests aboard expeditions to Antarctica revere them primarily for their incomparable wildlife richness. Found just 500 km east of the southern Patagonian coast and about 700 km north of Antarctica, the Falklands are sparsely inhabited, dramatic-looking […]

Free Crochet Pattern – Primrose and Proper Fingerless Gloves

Free Crochet Pattern – Primrose and Proper Fingerless Gloves

This FREE crochet pattern is called Primrose and Proper Fingerless Gloves, and it is designed by Kirsten Holloway.  The pattern is an easy one.  I love the feminine, lacy look of these pretty fingerless gloves!  I used just one skein of our Classic Alpaca Yarn which is available in dozens of colors.   I can imagine […]

Coronavirus Travel Tips: How to Protect Yourself and Others

Coronavirus Travel Tips: How to Protect Yourself and Others

What to do before and during your trip. Practical advice to mitigate the spread of coronavirus for people travelling during the era of COVID-19. Coronavirus requires all of us to stay up to date with reputable advice, particularly those of us travelling during this period. We always recommend travellers utilise government advisories, such as Smart […]

Free Crochet Pattern – Ridged Wrist Warmers

Snuggle Bulky Alpaca Yarn

These Ridged Wrist Warmers work up super quickly using our bulky Snuggle yarn.  One of my favorite yarns for teaching, because learning something new can be challenging, and gratification that comes more quickly is sometimes the motivation we need to hang in there and get past that learning curve that we have to push through.  […]

Press release: Paul Kelly’s cruise to Antarctica with Chimu to raise funds for Groundswell and WWF.

Press release: Paul Kelly’s cruise to Antarctica with Chimu to raise funds for Groundswell and WWF.

Sydney. Wednesday 19th February, 2020. Latin America and Polar Travel Specialists, Chimu Adventures, can confirm that their March 2021 Antarctica expedition cruise carrying Paul Kelly as a very special guest will be raising funds for Groundswell Giving and WWF. This announcement coincides with the release of Kelly’s latest single, Sleep, Australia, Sleep which has been cited […]

Press release: 2021/2022 Antarctica expedition dates

Press release: 2021/2022 Antarctica expedition dates

Chimu announce new Antarctica departures aboard the Ocean Endeavour which will include a unique photography programme. Sydney. Wednesday 12th February, 2020. Latin America and Polar Travel Specialists, Chimu Adventures, have announced brand new 2021/2022 Antarctica expedition dates aboard their own ship, the Ocean Endeavour, which is due to set sail under Chimu for the first […]

Antarctic Peninsula – Travel Guide

Antarctic Peninsula – Travel Guide

The most accessible, varied and popular destination in Antarctica, the majestic peninsula is the one place you simply can’t miss! The northernmost finger of icy land jutting out of the Antarctic continent, the Antarctic Peninsula is the main destination on expedition cruises to the far south. This is the first portion of the Antarctic mainland […]