Ushuaia, Argentina

After a week and half cruising along Chile’s beautiful western border, we came to Argentina, my 6th new country on this trip. More specifically, we docked in Ushuaia, the self-proclaimed southernmost city in the world*, part of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in mythical Patagonia. Its Fin del Mundo / “End of the World” nickname gleefully adorns signs and merchandise at every opportunity.

Ushuaia at night

Ushuaia, Argentina

In the morning, we boarded a (huge) catamaran and cruised for a total of 6 hours, round-trip.

Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse (Faro del fin del mundo)
Lighthouse at the end of the world

Sea Lions Island

Seal lions

Magellanic penguin colony on Martillo Island


Magellanic penguins

Magellanic penguin

*In fact, Puerto Williams, Chile is farther south according to Wikipedia.

Topics: Argentina, Nature

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