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... still houses a couple of research stations (although a Chilean one was buried during the last major eruption in the early 90’s) and the ramshackle remains of the Antarctic’s only land-based whale-processing plant, housed there because the bay is relatively sheltered.
But back to the polar plunge. Because this is a still-active volcano, when the tide is just right there is sometimes a small area of naturally hot water on the shore of the volcanic beach ...
... and longest) polar expedition. The first chance we have to check out our hundred or so fellow explorers and we’re actually not the youngest!! True, there a few who had difficulty walking unaided up the gangway onto the ship from the pier (and so were presumably “economical with the truth” when they completed their pre-cruise health & mobility questionnaire) but ...
... and a 2 to 4 m north west swell, and while a few passengers suffered the consequences, I was thrilled to have a tour of the bridge and feel the force of the sea breeze, as the boat swayed and (only occasionally) shuddered before the sun lowered itself into the Pacific. Back in the shelter of the fjords, I woke up early on the 3rd morning of the cruise and had the deck to myself, but was happy enough to share the scenery with the ...
No lie-in as 9am micro to Tierra del Fuego National Park,
figurative end of the world to the Argentines, where Ruta Nacional 3 ends, over
3000km from BA. There is a narrow guage steam train that runs part of the route
but not worth it – need a full day in the park to get your money’s worth as £7
to get in and only valid for the day. The park is more of the same, just woods,
lakes & mountains, probably no better than you can ...
... looked under at least twice,even knowing I would never put anything in a draw in a hotel room,it still has to be done,you never know what gremlin may have come out in the night,removed something from your zipped up backpack and placed it in a draw,stranger things have happened.Clothed and the necessary security checks done,I can leave the hotel room knowing with absolute certainty that everything I own is now on my body or being carried in my right hand.
It is a ...