Sunset Cruise on the Beagle Channel

Trip Start Feb 17, 2010
Trip End Apr 15, 2010

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Camping Rio Pipo - Hostel

Flag of Argentina  , Patagonia,
Saturday, March 27, 2010

Today we
did a few short walks around...first a path near the shore with lots of old trees
covered with lichen and moss.  There were rocks on the shore with tons of mussels
attached.  It was a misty morning much as I imagined Tierra del Fuego to be.
Then we went to the end of the road...Rt 3 in Argentina, the Pan-American
highway...There was a lookout (another mirador) over the channel but it was filled with fellow
tourists taking photos of themselves.  We next headed to a beaver dam, were
disappointed to find no beavers...but we did see a fox in the first area parking lot
and chased it around to take photos.  The beaver dam area was beautiful:  water,
lots of old, fallen tree trunks.  It had a lot of ambience.

After this, we drove quickly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world so
they say, for the sunset cruise which really wasnīt sunset because it ended
around 6.  Most of our group didnīt particularly like it:  It was rainy and
cold and you couldnīt actually see the mountains surrounding us, but I really
loved the landscape of the island we visited:  Mary Ann Island.   There were many
cormorants, some sea lions.  We were all rather disappointed that we didnīt see any
penguins, even on Penguin Island.

In the evening I sat at the computer next to the barbeque while waiting for dinner. What an aroma!!
It is a traditional Argentinian barbeque...with lots of meat:  steak of course, chicken and sausages. All of
us were very hungry after our day out in Tierra del Fuego National Park.  It must have been an especially long, eventful day because this is the most photos I have attached so far.

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