Category Archives: Alpaca Pete’s Blog

Free Crochet Pattern – Primrose and Proper Fingerless Gloves

Free Crochet Pattern – Primrose and Proper Fingerless Gloves
[ad_1] 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 […]

South Georgia Travel Guide

South Georgia Travel Guide
[ad_1] Long considered one of the most awe-inspiring additions to classic Antarctica cruises, South Georgia has swiftly become a coveted travel destination in its own right. The penguin, seal and sea bird headquarters of the far south is an island that figuratively bursts at the seams with Antarctic wildlife and that’s what makes it, primarily, […]

Coronavirus Travel Tips: How to Protect Yourself and Others

Coronavirus Travel Tips: How to Protect Yourself and Others
[ad_1] 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 […]

Coronavirus and Travelling to Antarctica

Coronavirus and Travelling to Antarctica
[ad_1] Updated: 4th March, 2020 Antarctica has been one of the most fiercely protected regions in the world for decades – read on to learn how the recent coronavirus outbreak is affecting expeditions to the far south. The recent coronavirus outbreak seems to be causing a lot of confusion among travellers heading to Antarctica and […]

Free Crochet Pattern – Ridged Wrist Warmers

Snuggle Bulky Alpaca Yarn
[ad_1] 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 […]

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.
[ad_1] 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 […]

Press release: 2021/2022 Antarctica expedition dates

Press release: 2021/2022 Antarctica expedition dates
[ad_1] 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 […]

Antarctic Peninsula – Travel Guide

Antarctic Peninsula – Travel Guide
[ad_1] 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 […]

Paul Kelly’s Latest Release – A Wake-up Call on Climate Change!

Paul Kelly’s Latest Release – A Wake-up Call on Climate Change!
[ad_1] Sometimes, to make a real impact, you need to punch where it hurts. And that’s precisely what Paul Kelly has just done to Australia. His latest musical release, Sleep Australia Sleep, is seen as a scathing criticism of our government’s climate change inaction and a wake-up call, if ever one was written. Yet the […]

What is a Ruana?

Garnet Gem Ruana
[ad_1] So what is a Ruana, anyway?  Quite fitting, both alpacas and ruanas are originally from the Andes region of South America. The word Ruana means “Land of Blankets”.  Simply put, it is a blanket you can wear!  Usually they are thick, soft, sleeveless, and about knee length.  The shape is square or rectangular, with […]