We are now in the southern-most city in the world, referred to as ‘The End of The world,’ and a very different part of Patagonia. We are staying on the glorious Beagle Channel near the entrance to Tierra Del Fuego National Park (Land of Fire.) Darwin named this area Tierra Del Fuego because as he sailed up the channel, he was amazed by the sight of the hundreds of fires the indigenous people had lit for warmth and survival in this harsh, but beautiful place. As of today the Tierra Del Fuegans are essentially wiped out due to their contact with explorers and settlers.
Ushuaia is a place we had been before, for a day, before crossing The Drake Passage into Antarctica. We always planned to return and spend more time and so we are. Take a peek at this stunning place & animal inhabitants :
Taken from out our hotel bedroom window!
Adelie, Chinstrap & some King Penguins!
The stunning Albatross. They spend the first few years of their life at sea and return to land when they are ready to breed. These are massive birds, with huge wingspans and they are incredible gliders!
36 thoughts on “El Fin del Mundo! Ushuauia & The Beagle Channel!”
Have I told you lately how much I LOVE your blog! I always learn so much. After reading this, I’m going to do quite a bit of googling about the area you are visiting. It looks like you are having an amazing adventure. Thank you so much for sharing!
You are so very kind! Thank you. I am the one who learns from YOUR blog! Cheers to you!
Wow, you are so lucky, but I am there with you. I’m curious what the temp is there, is that the last large land body before antarctic? Stunning photos.
Yes, south of here is Antarctica. Most people leave from here. Temperatures vary considerably during a 24 hour period, during the day, mostly in the 50’s now which is summertime her…..And thank you for the kind comments!
Cheers to you!
Wow, amazing shots!!!
So kind, thank you!
wow, the top pics give a new meaning to “Room with a View”… enjoy!
Yes! We were quite surprised as we didn´t pay extra for a channel view!! Thanks for popping by!
Cindy, I love your view!! Talk about breathtaking 🙂
Those cute little penguins. Love them so much!
Has anyone told you how wonderful you are to be posting pictures while vacationing? You are awesome!!
Merci madam! But I just saw your last two cupcake recipes and believe you are the one who deserves the thanks for sharing!!
Oh wow – I love the penguins.
Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post. You have some lovely posts over here too.
Thanks so much, really appreciate your blog as well!
I especially like the lighthouse photo!!! And am enjoying tagging along!
I’ve always fantasized about the days gone by when the lighthouse keeper and his family lived in the lighthouses to keep them lit with kerosene. What an interesting life that must have been! Cheers to you Rebecca!
I especially like lighthouse photo!
I thought it was beautiful also, and quite old. Thank you for appreciating!
Lovely shots. I am jealous of your ability to travel through different cultures. In New Zealand we are so isolated that it is a major mission to get anywhere.
I do love moving through different countries and cultures. The cultural differences are as interesting as the places. New Zealand is so beautiful! I think it is closer to Ushuaia than anywhere outside of South America except for Australia which is the closest……so, why not plan a visit!!! Cheers to you my friend.
Good thought. I’ll start saving…
I just adore penguins! I love your pictures – so wonderful to see them!
They are adorable & thank you for the appreciation!
Breathtaking views ! Thank you for sharing 🙂
So kind of you! Thank you.
What a fabulous trip and what astounding photos!
So nice thank you!!
Awwwwww penguins! Love these.
So fun to watch them exit and enter the water & the fat, fluffy chicks are so adorable!!!!
Another one for the bucket list. Too late for this year, hopefully, next.
Yes. December will start the next summer season. You will be grateful if you visit & cheers to you!
Last minute, for a political reason (you know), our ship was not allowed to dock in Ushuauia. As a result, we missed seeing the penguins too. ;( But I’m glad, now I see them through your eyes! 😀 Fae.
Oh how disappointing!!! More photos coming dedicated to you!!!
🙂 So beautiful. Loved this.
I’m so fascinated by your absolutely gorgeous photographs all from around the world. And I wonder if I may ask you if you are a professional photographer`?
What a kind thing to say. Thank you so much. You touched my <3 I am not a professional. It is a hobby that I very much enjoy and it is so nice receiving such kind appreciation from you! Thank you!
You’re so welcome! And thank you for sharing your wonderful phtographs and little interesting stories about them!