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Ushuaia Travel Blog

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Steve in prison.

The Yamana people who used to inhabit Tierra del Fuego must have been a hardy bunch to spend most of the year pootling about in the buff. We were wearing all our clothes at the same time.

 

Ushuaia bills itself as the southern most city in the world. It is surrounded by mountains on the coast of the Beagle Channel, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and is where Darwin did some of his stuff. It started out as a penal colony, the huge prison now being a huge museum.

 

We took the obligatory boat trip into the channel, and at last, Penguins!! On the way across the Magellan Straights to get to Ushuaia we also spotted some Commerson's dolphins, they are very small with markings like killer whales, but we were too busy watching them to take any photos so you'll have to take our word for it.

 

Given that it took us two days of buses, customs (you have to go back into Chile and out again to get to Argentinian Tierra del Fuego), and a ferry to get to Ushuaia, we decided to treat ourselves to a plane hop back up the coast. We ended up on a 24 seater that would have made us feel more like rock star royalty had the packet of biscuits been replaced with some bolly (clearly our rock references remain in the 1980s) - maybe next time..


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Steve in prison.
Steve in prison.
Ushuaia.
Ushuaia.
The Beagle Channel.
The Beagle Channel.
A sea-lion having a good scratch.
A sea-lion having a good scratch.
The beginning of the penguin marat…
The beginning of the penguin mara…
See how cute..
See how cute..
We have no idea either.
We have no idea either.
Steve doing his impression of a pe…
Steve doing his impression of a p…
Different type of penguin trying t…
Different type of penguin trying …
And to make a change from penguins…
And to make a change from penguin…
Michelle on a trek holding some so…
Michelle on a trek holding some s…
This one for Barry – lots of peo…
This one for Barry – lots of pe…
View from the hostel.
View from the hostel.
Little plane.
Little plane.
Ushuaia
photo by: xander_van_hoof