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Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego
This area is called "el fin del mundo" or the end of the world as it is where the Andes mountains finally reach the sea and the only land that lays beyond it is Antartica. Tierra Del Fuego is separated from the South America continent by the Strait of Magellan and consists of several islands. The area is …
. . . . . . but we feel fine! We are sitting in our Hotel waiting to go to the airport to catch our flight to Punta Arenas, which is in Chile and just an hour away by plane (apparently its 18 hours by coach!!). But, before we get there, we need to update you all on the past few days. Our final trip in El Calafate was to an Estancia (Farm to us …
... there. There is no special ceremony for rounding the Horn. Mariners who survived it were entitled to put their feet on the dinner table apparently...not sure how that would go down in the Caneletto Dining room.
... from the airport to the boat (without time for any type of city tour). After we had checked in, we had just enough time to have a snack and settle in (at least enough to discover that everything I had brought with me was soaking wet) before the mandatory safety drill. The drill was pretty quick, and it was less than an hour before we watched from the observation deck as our ship take off into the Drake ...
... off the plane to 8 degrees...brrrr.
The city (or large-ish town) is surrounded by the Andes on all sides except the sea, which helps complete the picture of a remote land cut off from the rest of the world. Until the middle of last century it was, with only 4 boats a year bringing supplies.
Apart from being the closest land mass to Antarctica, Tierra del Fuego is also famous for abundant sea food. On a recommendation from our hotel, we headed to ...
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