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Nov 1, 2013 - Pia Glacier - Glacier Alley

During the night we wound our way through a series of channels through the fiords entering the open Pacific Ocean for a brief period around 2 am which provided a bit of rock and roll, but no Elvis! We the entered the Beagle Channel reaching Pia Fiord where we disembarked and did a short hike to a panoramic viewpoint from which we were able to fully appreciate the spectacular Pia Glacier, whose main tongue stems from the mountain tops down to the sea. During our time there we were constantly distracted by the noise of avalanches and the...

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Jan 29, 2009 - Tierra del Fuego National park

At 9am pick-up at your hotel and short transfer to the west end of the National Park. We walk about 7 km along the coast, without any doubt the most beautiful stretch in the National park with the most abundant vegetation. Get to know the typical flora of the region as Lengas, Nires, Cohiues, Orquideas, Canelos and Notros. Once arriving at La Roca we board zodiac boats and sail on the famous Beagle Channel to Isla Redonda, a National Reserve only opened to tourism a few years ago. Here we enjoy a fine lunch of home-made pasta in our island...

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round the world

May 6, 2008 - Tierra del Fuego National Park and the Beagle Channel

May 6, 2008 We began Tuesday with a beautiful sunrise. We were up and about because we had a tour planned with Sergio and Victor taking us to Tierra del Fuego National Park. This is the southernmost national park in Argentina. In fact, our cabins are the southernmost accommodations in South America. This area is farther south toward the south pole than Africa or Australia and most of New Zealand. It is the southern equivalent of Hudson Bay in Canada in the north in terms of latitude in relation to the south pole. Sergio and Victor met us...

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Jul 24, 2007 - What a frustrating day - Argentinian Airlines - a joke!

Our last morning in Patagonia. We woke up and got all the luggage sorted and headed off for breakfast. It was a beautiful sunny day and we sat downstairs waiting for our transfer to the airport. The plan for the day was to catch a plan back to Buenos Aires, then a connecting flight to Santiago de Chile, where we would spend the night before an early morning departure to Calama, northern Chile. Luckily I remembered I could check in online with Aerolíneas Argentinas so managed to do so and print out the boarding cards before our transfer...

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Mar 9, 2007 - Ushuaia

Friday 9th March Went to the Tourist Office and got ourselves booked on trips for the next few days. Had lunch in Ushuaia and then got a taxi out to the End of the World Train. Went first class (well it is Dad's birthday) and had the carriage to ourselves with some food. Dad had been sat next to the director of the train on the flight in yesterday so he offered us a guided tour when we got back. They also suggested a tour of the Tierra del Fuego Nacional Park so we got a taxi out there before heading back to Ushuaia. Stopped for a picture...

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Dec 29, 2006 - The end of the earth

I am now in Ushuaia the end of the earth!! Arrived last night had a fabulous dinner in a restaurant with huge windows overlooking the beagle channel watching the sun set and the ships chugging past . drank a bit too much argentinian red wine with the excellent food and whole lot cos me 20 pounds bargin the kind of place i could not afford a glass of water in at home. Today did a very very tough hike ,not helped by my hangover, up a mountian in Tierra Del Fuengo NP up to a small glacier and went for a climb to reach the summit of the...

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Sus' BIG TRIP

Jul 16, 2006 - To the end of the World!!!

Ok so Ive seen the head of the world at Everest and we visited its navel in Ecuador and arguably ive seen its arse but i'm not going to say which city that is, so it only seems appropriate that we should pay a visit to the world's big toe - down at Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Ushuaia is located in the province of Tierra Del fuego which is separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan and therefore is in fact an islkand. It lies on the shores of the Beagle Channel on the Southern tip of Argentina and within site of...

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Feb 5, 2006 - Ushuaia

Journée de voyage assez épuisante: 12 heures de bus dans un bus sommaire sur une route toujours non bétonnée, mais ça nous commençons a avoir l'habitude! Enfin nous passons le détroit de Magellan ey nous arrivons dans la ville la plus australe du monde: Ushuaia! Nous sommes presque au bout du monde. Et surtout demain nous irons voir les pingouins!!!

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Jan 23, 2006 - Ushuaia,start into Antarctica

This is the beginning of the ship travel Hello, our trip into Antarctica was fabulous ! We boarded the "Akademik Ioffe", a russian science ship! We left Ushuaia at about 6pm (18.00 hours) After sailing through the Beagle Channel you get into the open sea, or "Drake Passage", the divide between the Pacific and the Atlantic. Lemaire Channel was our first destination on the Antarctic Peninsula! This took a whole night, a whole, rather stormy day and another night(700 miles)! Davida and I put "Scopalomine" patches behind our ears. The ones...

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Mar 14, 2005 - Ushuaia, Argentina--World`s Southenmost City

Ushuaia, Argentina in Tierra del Fuego "El Fin del Mundo"--"The End of the World" Distance from Elizabethtown, KY: 6471mi(10413km) Population: 40,000 54*47.963S 68*18.252W Well, I have reached the southern tip of the South American continent, almost. To get to the actual southern tip is filled with great expense, paperwork, and other hassles. You have to leave Ushuaia, Argentina on a boat and travel to Punto Arenas, Chile to get permission to land on Chilean soil; then you can travel to the uninhabited southern tip. After that you have to...

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Dec 17, 2004 - The edge of the world

Yes, I've reached the "edge of the world"...and its raining. Ushuaia's claim to fame is that its the southernmost city in the world, but southward across the Beagle Channel is Puerto Williams, which apparently has a bad PR department because they're getting dissed out of their rightly claim. No matter, I'm close enough. Thinking that a good thing to do, aside from throwing darts in an Irish pub (I won), would be to take advantage of this day to upload photos, but alas, no technological luck forthcoming. So, instead I thought I'd plot a map...

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Sep 2, 2004 - Snow Trek

The next day we awoke to a cloud filled & snowy sky. Confident that the weather forecast was correct, we went for a day's walk/trek in Parque Nacional Terria del Fuego. We first tried to do the Senda Pampa Alta 5km walk up to a hill passing a beaver dam (the little loggers were asleep though) which would then link up with the Senda Costera 8 km walk along the coast of the Beagle Channel to Lago Roca. We managed to do the second walk with no problems but the first was a different story - a combination of snow, lack of signs and poor map...

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