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Dec 30, 2013 - Ushuaia

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina: Around and About ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ December 2013 Ushuaia Text might follow but here are some pics for now.

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Nov 23, 2013 - Aboard Stella Australis

On board Stella Australis, we had a safety briefing and also heard about our first excursion the following morning, where we would (hopefully) go to Cape Horn, depending upon the weather. The kids were very excited as there were two other American girls aboard, so someone else to play with (although mean Mum has forbidden hide and seek!!). The seas were a bit rough during the night and particuarly Tash and Felix were feeling a little bit queasy in the morning. We had to be ready, decked out in warm gear and with our life jackets on by 7 am....

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Nov 23, 2013 - Ushaia - the end of the world!

So, typically, we left Calafate on what looked like it was going to be a beautiful day. Our flight (number 6 of the holiday) to Ushaia left just after 11 and we landed in Ushaia, around 12.30. According to the Argentinians, it the southern-most city in the world. (However, once you talk to the Chileans – they have a slightly different story.) It was definitely much colder than Calafate, but thankfully not as windy. Our guide told us that if it is sunny and not raining you must get outside, apparently Ushaia doesn't get much sun and a lot...

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Nov 3, 2013 - Ushuaia

We awoke this morning to find ourselves anchored at Ushuaia, Argentina's most important city in Terre del Fuego, and the southern most city in the world. Once the snowfall had cleared, the view of the city from the boat was magnificent, it being located between the snow capped mountains and the sea. Ushuaia is also important as the base for exploring Antarctica 1,000 kms South. After checking into our hotel we used the day to take time out to catch up on emails and update our blog, walk the empty streets (it is a Sunday), and make a visit...

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Mar 4, 2013 - Ushuaia, Argentina

March 4, 2013 Ushuaia, Argentina We arrived at about 3 am, too early for us to watch as they docked. We schedule a bus tour of the Tierra del Fuego National Park and the southern end of the Pan-American Highway. The landscape is similar to Alaska in that the town boarders the sea and at the base of snowcapped mountains. Cherie schedule breakfast delivered to our cabin at 9 am thinking that our tour, scheduled for 10:45, would give us time for a leisure breakfast before the tour. The tour is over at 3pm and we have to be onboard at 3:30 with...

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Feb 25, 2013 - Heading home

We are now in the Beagle Channel, on our way back to Ushuaia. We crossed the Drake Passage the last two nights and I got my patch early and didn't have any trouble. Although there were no storms, it was really flat and calm most of the way. Thanks for all your emails. We will see ya soon. Nin & Pete xxx

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Nin and Pete

Feb 23, 2013 - At The End of the World

Clear, sunny with a slight wind. Temp: 5C/ 41F Up at 7:15am for the 7:30am breakfast. It was just us and one man in the charming bkft room. At 7:50, a small bus pulled up outside the hotel--of course, it was for us. We told the driver that our info said 9am and we weren't ready. He said he could pick up others and come back in about 15 min. It turned out that the other man staying at the hotel (Neal) had also booked the tour but had been told to make his own way to the office downtown. When the driver came back, we were all ready to go...

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Antarctica

Feb 22, 2013 - Hola #2

Hello from the Antarctic Peninsula! Radio silence has been because of the Drake Passage...48 hours of rolling ship left, right, up, down and I was horizontal and moaning. The drugs didn't work coz I couldn't keep them down, but the trip doctor came to my rescue with a patch - yayness! Felt like death warmed up and I wasn't alone, about half the ship including some crew were also like me. Once we got closer to the peninsula, the seas calmed down and more people appeared from their cabins. Then it was full on, the ship anchored off Greenwich...

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Nin and Pete

Feb 19, 2013 - Ushuaia and the end of the World (Fin del Mundo)

Another early morning as we are passing by ‘hanging’ glaciers starting at 6:15 am ..ouch !! Fortunately for us they are on the port side, same as our room so we can go out on the balcony in our robes and get the view and the pictures. The second big glacier the Italian glacier, is the most spectacular but the pictures are hard to get as it is still pretty dark out. We are off at 12:30 to the catamaran wildlife cruise through the Beagle Channel. We have landed in the town of Ushuaia (oos y ya), definitely not an obvious pronunciation....

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South America 2013

Feb 16, 2013 - Hola!

Hola! Well we arrived into Ushuaia yesterday (15th). It was amazing flying in over snow capped mountains and landing on an airstip on a little uluva of land over blue water. We hopped out to a brisk 10 degrees. Whilst waiting for our luggage, there was a kitty cat in a crate going round until someone grabbed the crate and put it on the side so the poor kitty didn´t go round and round and back outside. He was hiding in the back of the crate until his mum came and grabbed him, poor kitty. I have been snapping away in Ushuaia, the little town...

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Nin and Pete

Feb 13, 2013 - Ushuaia

2/13/2013 Today we drove through Tierra del Fuego National Park, to the very end of RN 3. This is the end of the road. You can drive no further in South America. As you can see by the sign we are 3,079 Kilometers from Buenos Aires and 17,848 Kilometers from Alaska.

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Feb 11, 2013 - Ushuaia

2/11/2013 We have arrived in Ushuaia, or maybe its Valdez Alaska. Great views, nice town and much to do. Tomorrow we will do a four hour boat tour. Holidays right now and we have found long fuel lines. Hopefully after Wednesday things will get back to normal. We will stay here until Wednesday or Thursday then back to Chile for our boat through the water passage on the coast of Chile.

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