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We had a free
morning before the organised tour in the afternoon to the penguin colony. The
winds here all day were horrendous and at times we struggled to stay upright.
We walked around the main plaza and saw some very rich looking buildings built
by the original sheep barons of the area. We finally sorted out with the help
of our group leader our tickets to leave Ushuaia and were relieved to finally
... for Puerto Montt at 11:15am, so I waited patiently.
It was a 2.5 hour ride to Puerto Montt and the bus was completely packed. I’m not sure why this is such a busy route, but everyone was dying to get off this island and get to the mainland. At least this time I didn’t have a screaming and kicking kid sitting next to me. When I got into PM I left my big bag at the bus terminal security lockers and went for ...
... in front who is soon dealt with. We move forward to the desk and start the check in. But we have shadows. Behind us is a family of a father, mother and daughter. Now, I said Silvio was not a country bumpkin but this lot most definitely were. Not that I have anything against country bumpkins. Some of our best friends are from the country. The problem with this lot was that as we moved forward from the yellow line to the counter, so did they, and then stood not more than two inches ...
... about the area while all we wanted to do was get out of the weather. Finally we started our hike down the trail. The "trail" was extremely primitive. It was mostly mud, it was very steep in some places, and the only good part was since we were now in the woods of sorts, the wind wasn't hitting us quite as bad. Some parts of the trail were extremely steep and slippery because of the mud, and at one point my feet went right out from under me and I landed on my backside on a ...
... number of shipwrecks, the number of which is difficult to accurately know given the lack of compliance by many seafaring captains of the day.
Meanwhile our own seafaring captain had warned of high winds and rough seas during this part of the passage, however we only had an hour of moderate swells and then peace and calm on the water returned. Thank goodness for modern day maritime inventions and stabilisers!
We awoke this morning ...