Blogs from Tolhuin, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, South America


South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Tolhuin March 4th 2015

Federico Gargiulo wrote a book, ‘Walking on Fire’… It was a book of adventure and courage, as he, and two others walked for more than a month around the remote and fairly unknown Peninsula Mitre on the far south-eastern tip of Tierra del Fuego. Their adventure had them wading across rivers in storms, scrambling up unnamed peaks, getting trapped by the tides and running out of food. A harrowing tale of how three young men, just out of college, had a desire to head into the wilderness to explore the magnificence at the edge of the world… Federico (Fede) is originally from Rosario, Argentina, but has lived in Ushuaia for about twelve years or so. I work with Fede - he is the historian on board Sea Spirit. One sunny afternoon on deck 5 aft, Fede, ... read more
Spectacular Coastline
The Coast
Driftwood and Pebbles

South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Tolhuin April 15th 2012

Twelve hours flying to Argentina, four hours flying south to Tierra del Fuego, one hour’s drive on the highway, one hour’s drive off road, and then a thirty minute walk. It is fair to say that anticipation had built up. A private lake and I was the only fisherman. The guide had brought along a photographer to capture the thrills of Magico Lake for their website. Expectations were high. I had made contact with Extreme Fishing from New Zealand and confirmed arrangements. Ushuaia is a pretty town of 60,000 people set against a mountain range. We headed out through the mountains at first light; a very pretty ride. Sergio liked to use all the road cutting the corners and driving across double yellow lines or putting two wheels onto the gravel on the inside of the ... read more
Beaver Dam
Nacho directing traffic

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