2018 Travels 2 - South America Cruises travel blog

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina


As the ship continues to zig zag through the water, today we return to the country of Argentina. Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur Province, Argentina. It is commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world. Ushuaia is located in a wide bay on the southern coast of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, bounded on the north by the Martial mountain range, and on the south by the Beagle Channel. It is the only municipality in the Department of Ushuaia, which has an area of 3,625 square miles. It was founded October 12 of 1884 by Augusto Lasserre and is located on the shores of the Beagle Channel surrounded by the mountain range of the Martial Glacier, in the Bay of Ushuaia. Besides being an administrative center, it is a light industrial port and tourist hub.

We only docked here for around five hours and only those “in the know” left the ship for sightseeing. The “in the know” crowd somehow got the word that the temperature in this neighborhood was around 50 degrees Fahrenheit …. WAY too cold for these Hawaiians to venture out. But, we did join the “Cape Horn Ceremony” where the Pacific and Atlantic oceans meet, braving the cold for just a little bit. Well, Julieann braved the cold more than I did, but I was there to cheer her on her “Baptizing”.

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