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From Los Angeles to Lima to Santiago to Buenos Aires to Rio Gallegos to Ushuaia...all in twenty eight hours! Getting to South Africa didn´t even feel this long! But here I am at the basement of the Cap Polonio Hotel (I can´t believe the name is almost exactly the same as my dad´s! I will check on the origin later today) at the …
The road we took from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia followed the coastline of the Strait of Magellan (which actually connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans as its water moves through a couple of Bays Atlantic-ward and bays, canals, straits and fjords on the Pacific side) eventually crossing the Strait on a quick twenty minute ferry ride to the Chilean side of the Isla Grande Tierra Del Fuego. Before boarding this ferry, however, we were paused in ...
To get from Chile into Ushuaia we had to take three buses, transferring onto our second bus took place on the side of the road which really delighted Chris. It also involved a ferry crossing, which will explain why we had to take a day bus trip instead of a night one. Luckily as we we're driving into town Lauren spotted our hostel and Chris kindly asked the driver if he would be able to stop for us to get out, score, no walking from the bus station/stop. While ...
... stuck with me- research himThe next galley was the Tierra del Fuego art gallery. Those who know me know that i really am not a fan of galleries so i skipped this section, which took me to an area that detailed information on Antarctic animals-particularly penguins! This consumed an outrageous amount of my time and got me so hyped for the upcoming adventure. I can expect to see whales, dolphins, seals, penguins, birds numbering in the hundreds of species. There was a section ...
... and bleak. You can really understand why people feared coming through there. It is the last outpost. Today it was relatively calm, the wind was blowing about 10 knots. It is virtually impossible to go ashore on the Horn. Mariners took the Beagle Channel and the Straits of Magellan, however, with 60 knot winds blowing yesterday one can understand the challenge.
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