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Sep 3, 2004 - Beagle Channel Boating

We met a couple in the park yesterday who told us about boat trips on the Beagle Channel where you get to see sea lions and lots of other marine life. More importantly they also told us how to get a discount. So after a mornings relaxation we took the boat trip (including complimentary tea /coffee /mulled wine /cake /souvenir certificate /bottle of wine to take home, all for a tenner a head) and relaxed some more in plush surroundings on a very nice catamaran. We popped out on deck for photo opportunities of course. The 2.5 hour trip took...

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Aug 31, 2004 - Ushuaia, the southern-most city in the world

Yes, it is indeed the southern-most city in the world but what they don't like telling you here is that there is a town on the other (southern) side of the Beagle Channel in Chilean Tierra del Fuego. This town, Puerto Williams is the southern-most town in the world. Despite the closeness there are no ferries or boats running, most probably due to a dispute over 3 islands in the Beagle Channel that in 1978 nearly led to war between Argentina and Chile. Karen & Kathryn put a blue dot on the map of Ushuaia we had for a good place to stay and...

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Dec 25, 2002 - The Uttermost Ends of the Earth

Copyright 2004 David Rich 1900 Words jdavidrich@yahoo.com T h e U t t e r m o s t E n d s o f t h e E a r t h An electric day it was when I first heard about the uttermost ends of the earth, the gist of it remaining a thrilling memory from way back when they still taught geography in school, about umpteen years ago. The concept of a land beyond which there is none, a land of fires, of Tierra del Fuego, has fascinated me ever since my geography days as a wee tot. Someday I would go, and then I finally went, four months of driving down from...

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