Mario picked us up at the condo at 0345 for the thirty minute drive to the airport in Rio. The two three hour flights went as planned. During the five hour layover in Buenos Aires we had a little fun at the Ruta 40 promotional booth.
Ushuaia (pop. 70000) bills itself as the southern most city in the world and is a very unique place. We spent about ten days here in 2010 prior to our trip to Antarctica. It is a port of call for most of the ships heading to the Falklands and the White Continent as well others just rounding Cape Horn heading elsewhere.
We booked a comfortable hotel near the harbor and have been enjoying the restaurants and meeting other travelers. We hiked up the hill and had a nice visit with the folks who run the B&B that we stayed at in 2010.
Enjoy the photos!
|Our hotel--El Viejo Lobo de Mar|
|Protest on the main street--Avenida San Martin|
|Lunch at Maria Lola Restó|
|View from restauran|
|View from our hotel window|
|Adrien de Gerlach--leader of the first expedition to overnight on Antarctica|
|Our ship, Le Boréal, docking at sunset. It is dwarfed by the Veendam and the Carnival Splendor|
|Our route through the Chilean fjords|