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We steamed towards a lighthouse- what many people believe is the one at the 'end of the world'!
It's a nice idea but actually the most southerly lighthouse is on the Isla de los Estados, some 320 km further south.
On the way back we caught sight of a pair of albatrosses too.
The afternoon was a different kettle of fish as we were booked on a trip to the Harberton Estancia to visit the famous 'Penguin Island'- Isla Martillo.
The tour started ...
... We make a stop to empty the jerrycan's contents in the car's tank. I use a plastic bottle and a swiss army knife to create a McGiver-style funnel. Within the 5 minutes it takes to pour the 20 liters the icy wind steals every calorie from my fingers to the point where I can't feel them anymore.
We arrive at the San Sebastian border crossing after sunset. Fortunately the ...
... fly apparently. I couldn't even imagine what it would feel like to ski here. The trips to antartica aren't as big a deal as i thought either; they run from about Nov to late March and can cost as little as $3500 USD! Most trips apparently run about 2 weeks with about 2-3 days transit time to the southern most continent. Ushuaia does apparently lay claim to the southern most Irish bar in the world (on my list to visit) however, I ...
... to get off this bloody plane. We did manage to land, if a little bumpy and everyone started clapping and wolf whistling. Get me off this bloody plane now!!
It was pretty cold, wet and windy in Ushuaia and I could not wait to get to my hostel. It was too late to go to the supermarket for food so I ended up having a cup a soup for dinner , having a quick shower and then bed. I can't wait for this day to be ...
Today was a massive day of travel.We left Puerto Natales early in the morning. We first dropped our good friend Josh to the bus station, as his part od the tour was over and he was heading back to New York - we'll miss him but hopefully he will come and visit us in Sydney one day!
We travel across what they call the frontier, back into Argentina again (more long queues at customs) finally we reach the car ferry, that will take us across ...