The last train at the end of the world
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I have not done very much today as I have had a bit of a cold. I did go out to a great little 2 hour trip to the end of the world train. You can catch a bus or taxi to the station, which is 8km from Ushuaia, it is about 16 to 20 pesos by taxi each way. The train runs on a little steam engine on what used to be the convict train used to transport the stone and timber used to build the prison at the turn of the century. The train has a few 10 minutes stops including one at the national park, although since there are only 2 trains a day at the moment (9.30 am and 3pm), I stayed on for the return trip! The train costs 70 pesos for adults, children under 5 are free. There is also a park fee of 20 pesos on top plus the cost of getting there.
I was also due to go on the Beagle Channel and Isla "H" on a small boat (TresMarias Excursiones, which is the only company with rights to stop at that island which apparently has lots of birds and sealions, you book in a small hut at the turist wharf for either 120 pesos or 140 pesos, the latter being for a sailing boat), but due to the winds making it too choppy the trip (which runs twice a day) was cancelled. I will try tomorrow, although the bigger boats will still go out so they are another option.