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... Island and a traditional feature of every Antarctic expedition cruise is the possibility of a “Polar Plunge”. The opportunity to strip off in near freezing temperatures and plunge into the sea where the temperature may be even lower (sea water freezes at around -1.5°C) so you can get a certificate confirming that you’ve done it, is too much for a few to resist (including me – after all, I did it in the Arctic so plunging into the Southern Ocean ...
We have an early morning flight from Buenos Aires' domestic airport to Ushuaia, the self-styled "gateway to the Antarctic" (as well as self-styled "capital of the Malvinas") which lays claim to being the world’s most southerly town, situated as it is on the tip of South America on the island of Tierra del Fuego. Perhaps it’s just that we’re just becoming too fussy. But ...
The highlight of the trek was without doubt Valle de Frances, with its glorious amphitheatre, and I loved the contrast of the red grevillias (?) against the mountain scenery, not to mention the rush of the water, and the forest floors, strewn with the debris of torn-down trees, the only readily apparent mark of how wild the weather can get. Each valley has its own unique microclimate, and it was crazy to be in ...
... Papua as they are called here) came after in dribs and
drabs, starting with just one pair – as they are more sensitive we were kept
well away, but not out of reach of a long lens.
Many were out feeding and the rest nest augmenting, usually
it seemed from the nests of those away rather than from fresh material – they build
little dry stone walled nests rather than burrow. Even got to see a pair
mating, which they do later than the thousands ...
... mountains in the back ground. We walked through forests and along the pebbled lake shores and the terrain was vastly different to what we had experienced in Patagonia. After a brisk walk we made it to the border with Chile with enough time to spare, so we had a leisurely walk back and even sat at the lakeside taking in some sunshine before departing on our bus out of the park. We never ended up stopping to pay our entrance fee and just carried on driving, this was a ...