Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Hello/Goodbye Ushuaia. . . . . . . . . .

Ushuaia, Argentina
March 8, 2018 
50F - Showers

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect to actually revisit Ushuaia, Argentina!

First time was in January 2013. Paula and I were heading to Antarctica and, as in 
most Polar expeditions going south, embarked our ship here in Ushuaia. 
With an overnight to gather the passengers and crew, we had time to wander
 the streets, eat in a local cafe where I enjoyed the best veggie quiche ever, and 
do a little jewelry shopping at the local craft market.

Flying in over the awesome Patagonian landscape, the return was like a homecoming,
and I was so excited to know Bob was going to share the experience of visiting the
 southernmost city in the world! 

A bus transported us into town. . . . . . . the only difference being the colorful swathes
 of lupins were missing this time as the autumn season was about to begin so, sadly, 
flowers were few.

A bustling port with steep streets and jumbled buildings, the jumping off point for
 Antarctic trips, capital of Tierra del Fuego province, nestled between the snow-capped
 Martial mountain range and the famed Beagle Channel.

We enjoyed the all too brief visit - but our ship was waiting. . . . . . . .

. . . . . . and we sailed away at sunset, through the Beagle Channel, catching the
 evening tide, ready for the promised adventure.

Next time: Welcome aboard and sailing to Chile.


  1. Wonderful images Mary, and so lovely to see. My husband has always said that the landscape having the most impact on him during all of his world travels with the UN was Chile. I can now see what he meant. He was there for several weeks, travelling down under the shadow of the Andes from Santiago to the Megellan Straits. An oil tanker had gone aground and was causing a wildlife disaster.

  2. Great picture of you and Bob! Looking forward to seeing more of your trip.

  3. Mary, you always post such wonderful photos! I always feel like I am on the trip with you! Enjoy!!

  4. Love the picture of you and Bob. What a wonderful adventure.


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