We’re staying in Ushuaia for 3 weeks, so we weren’t in any rush to do activities right away.
The first week, we were just enjoying staying in our Airbnb – enjoying the -2 degrees Celsius weather being under blankets and watching Twin Peaks and Atlanta.
Two days ago, we finally decided to do a major tourist activity – the Canal Beagle tour! We booked through Destino Patagonia, and the tour lasts about 3 hours. The boats leave at twice daily, at 10am and at 3pm. We of course took the afternoon one, for more warmth and the sunset!
View of Ushuaia from our boat, the Francesco III
I’m so excited to be posting these photos on my own site. Thank you so much Alex, for pushing me to just create my own blog, and helping me with all the coding! Now I feel like a programmer! Watch out when he releases his own site, the photos are truly AMAZING.
Leaving the port of Ushuaia, excursions to Antartica depart from here as well
We went out to take photos, it was really, REALLY cold
Alex enjoying taking photos, he's working on his website now, launching soon...
Good thing we brought our thick coats from Kansas City!
This was my favorite spot on the boat, as I am shielded from the cold wind, because my hands and face were already freezing!
The view from the bow (AKA front of the ship), people all had their camera phones out and enjoying looking at the penguins and sea lions
This is called the Isla Alicia, the first stop we have on this tour to watch penguins and sea lions
Hello there, here's my hip reflection photo... Thanks Fuji
Seeing wild animals in their natural habitat! The smell was not very pleasant though, as you can imagine...
You really need to wait your turn to get decent photos
The sea lions were barking, some were even fighting!
Wild seagulls flying around
The Canal Beagle is nestled between Argentina and Chile. We had snowy mountains to our left and right
You can choose to be on a big boat, a medium boat like ours, or a small boat perfect for a private group
We took breaks from the cold, the boat has a mini bar where you can order hot coffee, snacks, and even alcohol to warm you up
Penguins galore for souvenirs
More penguins sunbathing (or staying safe from the whales?
A half moon in the afternoon! Wish we had a longer zoom lens!
Faro Les Eclaireurs, our second to the last stop, this is the furthest we'll go out in the water
Apparently, this is often mistaken as the inspiration for Jules Verne's novel -- Lighthouse at the End of the World
The actual lighthouse of that novel is actually further east from here
Still amazing to me! This was made by prisoners station in Ushuaia back in 1920
What a great experience this was... A once in a lifetime adventure
We are actually here since Alex recently celebrated his birthday! Seeing him happy, makes me happy
Chile is so near, yet figuratively so far for me. I need to apply for a visa to enter. Maybe next time then!
After 2 hours and a half, we are on our way back to Ushuaia
Argentine snow mountains
The last stop was at Islas de Tierra del Fuego, where we have to chance to go down and do a short walk and enjoy the panoramic view
The Yagan/Yamana are the indigenous group who lived in these parts, making them the southernmost human population of the world
Wish I took better photos of the plants, some were really frosted, but some were just white!
Glaciers moving shaped the geography of this place
Forming these mountains
We spent about 25 minutes here, which was more than enough because it was already night time and even more freezing!
Heading back to the port, the skies turned pink
I like Ushuaia, it's a small town with a population of about 60,000 people.
Thank you Alex, for bringing me to the end of the world! <3
I love how the sky is just pink, and you can see a glow of blue
So pretty, so calming! What a wonderful experience this has been
Maybe if we have 20,000USD to spare, we can go to the expedition to Antartica... but that's too expensive!
And that is all for this post!
Wow, that’s a lot of photos. The reason why I wanted to have my own blog was so that I am not constratined by Instagram’s ratios and quality.
I hope you liked these! Do let me know what your favorite photo is.
Can’t wait for my next posts!