Day 6 – Rounding
The sea is getting choppier, the temperature is dropping (50 degrees), the sky is intermittently sunny and cloudy, and the wind is whipping. A perfect day to round the Horn! Drinks in hand, we toast the occasion (Budweiser in honor of our friends on Cape Cod...ps: ran out of Glenlivet).
Day 7 – Early on the morning of February 8th we wake up to a great sunrise and our first glimpse of
Its claim to fame is that it’s the world’s southernmost city and the capital of
David’s Spanish lessons are paying off, as he quickly negotiates a deal and we are off! He asks Mario to take us up to the highest elevation on the east side of the city for panoramic pictures,
On the way down Mario drives us through a beautiful community with wonderful homes and gardens. Much to Barbara's delight the "lupine" are in full bloom!
Next we drive to the base of the glacier (
On the way to the national park we stop to view the southern most golf course in the world:
Then we drive 10 miles west of the city to explore
At the end of the road into the park (on the shore of the Beagle Channel) we stop to mail post cards at the southern most post office in the world. We also get a facsimile of our passports stamped (no one told us to bring our real ones...bummer). The postmaster is impressive.
Toward the end of our 4 hour “tour”, I ask Mario to take us to the general aviation airport in Ushuaia.
We stop in and buy some cool patches and hats and I chat with a local airport mechanic who, when he learns I am a pilot, lets me have a look around.
After a great day with Mario, he drops us off on
Stay tuned for the Beagle channel, Straits of Magellan and more.