23rd October 2015 by emmadurnford

23rd October 2015

Onwards and downwards today to the most southerly town in the whole world - Ushuaia -which is the closest you can get to Antarctica without actually going there. It is known as the ‘Fin Del Mundo’ - end of the world - and it feels like it.

We flew South from El Calafate (again with no luggage charges), the plane took off early and we had a spare seat next to us, what’s not to like about Aerolineas Argentinias?!

The town of Ushuaia was a rather transient feel as it is literally the point at which people join the small number of ships that make the journey to Antarctica which is why a lot of people are here. We got the compass out and with it pointed south realised that the only land mass beyond here and Antarctica is Cape Horn.

This photo had to be done. I am modeling a ‘Totally Locally Teddington’ bag as it has travelled with us across South America and there is a special web page with a map run by Teddington business’s to see how far the local bag can travel. I must admit most posts are mine and I don’t think I’ll be beaten on this one! It was cold but sunny and extremely windy. Tomorrow we are exploring the Tierra del Fuego National Park and in the afternoon we are on a boat trip up the Beagle Channel. I have the ‘Kwells’ at the ready as I fear the journey will be nowhere as smooth as yesterdays trip on the lakes to see the glaciers. Oh dear.
Great to see both of you looking wonderful, Emma. Will Gulliver be accompanying you?
October 29th, 2015  
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