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Just a brief one night stopover before we sail on the good ship Akademik Ioffe. Cue sleepless night spent pacing the floor and ironing my thermals!!!
Well I always said I would go to the ends of the earth for Julie.................now we're doing it:-) This is the southernmost city in THE WORLD...........and it feels like it, ccccold!
... the wind was sustained at a level which I have never felt in FL. Leaders estimated 40 mph...I think more than that. I had to lean forward and when I held my camera up to click the photo I could NOT hold it steady! That was weird. And the leader who lives in this city, said,¨Oh this is nothing it is often much more than this!¨´ I reflected on those explorers of old who endured sustained slogging and hunger in the face of wind, snow, icy rain! Kudos.
It became really cold and windy so I was trying to hurry a little as I couldn’t wait to get back into the 4WD to warm up. It took us about 1 ˝ hours to get back and I was so happy to climb into the warm van.
I finally got back to the hostel around 5 pm and then got an icepack for my leg to see if that helped and took some ibuprofen. To be honest, the only thing the ice did was completely freeze my leg like ...
... we downgraded our accommodation to a hostel with a shared bathroom, booked a 20 hour bus trip to El Calafarte and went on an unguided hike to a glacier up in the mountains… As Grumpy Girlfriend (GG) returned she made it clear to me that travelling was so much easier when I wasn’t organizing it! It turned out that the glacier was a real disappointment after walking for an hour up a steep hill in the freezing cold; so I could kind of see where she was coming ...
... In real Spanish it paradoxically means Land of Fire, a name given to the island a few hundred years ago by European sailors that spotted numerous campfires on the shoreline being tended by the indigenous Yamana people. Now this makes perfect sense, those poor Yamana humans must have been bloody freezing! History lesson over.
Ushuaia is an attractive little city nestled on the Beagle Channel. History lesson not over, this channel is named after the ship ...
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