Friday, February 16, 2007



Ushuaia is the southern-most city in South America and the closest port to Antarctica. For years, my wife has wanted to visit Tierra del Fuego, so Ushuaia was on our itinerary.

We took a boat excursion on the Beagle Channel this afternoon. Snow-capped mountains rise on both sides of the channel-- Argentina to the north, Chile to the south. Islands, the peaks of underwater mountains, host sea lions, cormorants and other birds. We learned that the native tribes went naked, covered only in sea lion grease. That was particularly hard to imagine, since we were wearing fleece jackets, caps, and gloves during the middle of the southern summer.

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That looks incredible! I wish I could "beam" myself over there!

This is a great Blog. I stumbled across it while surfing for information on Uruguay, as I am thinking of a retirement home there.
It's a lovely read. Well done, Chuck.

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