Travel Blogs from Tolhuin
I took another slightly longer boat trip in the Beagle Channel, this time traveling farther east to Martillos lsand with a penguin rookery. Again we passed the Isla de los Pajaros (Brid's island), Isla de los Lobos (Sea Lion's island) and the Faro Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse.
the Beagle Channel is Argentina to the north and Chile to the south the the line placed at the deepest point of the channel. The channel was carved in ...
Awaking in our kitchen to rain was quite pleasant knowing our tent had stayed dry and we had survived without being haunted by ghosts. Everyone quickly packed up and it was the first morning of the whole trip we left early. That was a bad omen as in the cross winds one of the windows smashed whilst we were driving. It scared everyone and no one knew really what to think. Colin, Dave and Danny did some makeshift repairs which held up well throughout the day and stopped ...
OK so it was more to the 'right' than 'down'.
The Beagle Channel (named after Darwin's boat) is a passage of water with Argentina to the north and Chile to the south.
The boat trip we took was for four hours and completed a good tour of the region.
We saw wildlife (see photos), of sealions and a penguin-like animal called a
comorant. There was also a Lighthouse. Indigenous people once lived here, but ...
... cattle anymore but just sit back and cream it in via tourism. Its ok for some.
We took a dingy style boat over from the mainland to island Martillo where there is a rookery of thousands of magellanic penguins and hundreds for gentoo penguins. You can walk around the island in relative freedom but obviously cant go trampling on their nesting sites. As they are now used to 20 people visiting their island every day and trying to take pictures of them they are quite happy ...
The island of Tierra del Fuego was a quick ferry ride across the straight of Magellan, no reservations necessary, no waiting in line, they were loading vehicles when we arrived so we just drove on. The $35 fee was collected after departure, the whole crossing only took about half hour.
Tierra del Fuego road etiquette says to stop for people who are pulled over to see if all's well (todo bien). Two trucks ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking