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Published: October 10th 2009
Abandoned in Ushuaia harbour since the 1950's.
Stunning is the only word to describe Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego. To make sure we had enough time here and in the rest of Patagonia we flew for the first time (Buenos Aires to Ushuaia), we're really glad we made that decision. Yesterday we spent the day in the Parque National Tierra del Fuego walking about 15km through some stunning, unspoilt scenery of mountains, lakes, rivers and sea. Most of the time we had the place to ourselves, awesome. This morning we took a boat trip into the Beagle Channel stopping on a couple of islands to look at the birds and sealions. This afternoon we went up to the glacier where we had some fantastic views. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to get all the way up and back to / from the glacier itself. Normally we'd have waited to go until tomorrow but we have to leave for Puerto Natales at 5am (there are only 3 buese per week, the next one isn't until Monday). As we'll be going to the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares in the next couple of weeks we can live with it. Since we arrived the skies have been mostly blue, the sun
Atsuko At The End Of The Road
Argentina's Nacional Ruta 3 starts 3,045 km away in Buenos Aires and ends here in Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego.
has shone, it hasn't rained and even the wind hasn't blown so much - talk about being lucky :-)
Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego has been everything we expected and more, it's a truly wonderous place.
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