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The end of the World – Ushuaia

Posted by on December 23, 2012

Well, we made it to the end of the world. It’s been a thrilling roller coaster of a ride with it’s share of ups and downs, but we would live every minute of it again. We’ve been meeting other folks from all over the world here in Ushuaia, Argentina  and everyone has their own way of travelling, and their own reasons and motivations to do it.  The sense of relief, achievement and even surprise is evident on everyone’s face and in the tales that they tell.

Anyway, To show you what it looks like here, This is where we spent last night…

 

Camping in Tierra del Fuego National Park

Camping in Tierra del Fuego National Park

 

The park is stunning, and has some free camping areas (after you pay to go in). They allow you stay 3 days, 2 nights on one entry fee which is fair enough.  The part has some things you do not expect to see this close to Antartica…

Flowers in the cold...

Flowers in the cold…

More flowers

More flowers

 

We met up with Dave again, having met him in Viedma at the bikers meeting, and went to the end of Ruta 3 with him, and a Dutch couple (Ingrid and Branko)  that he had met along the way.

Dave and Sarah

Dave and Sarah

Sarah and Merv at the very end of Ruta 3, end of the road, end of the world.

Sarah and Merv at the very end of Ruta 3, end of the road, end of the world. Ushuaia

We thought we would go for a pleasant hike to see a glacier

We thought we would go for a pleasant hike to see a glacier

but, when we got high enough we could just see about 40 feet due to the cloud that was delivering the most impressive set of hailstones. As the glacier was also white, we still do not know if we saw it or not.

 

We had to wipe the snow off the sign, and it wanted to know if we knew what Glaciers were made of? We didn't need to read any more.

We had to wipe the snow off the sign, and it wanted to know if we knew what Glaciers were made of? We didn’t need to read any more.

 

We’ve parked up in a campsite so we can eat, drink and be merry with some fellow overlanders. Tomorrow we will be going on a Turkey hunt, starting with shopping trolleys in the various supermarkets, and if that does not work, the hunt may continue with bows and arrow in the national park! 🙂

Feliz Navidad amigos.

 

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

3 Responses to The end of the World – Ushuaia

  1. Ruth Colton

    If the sight of blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simplest things of nature has a message that you understand REJOICE for your soul is alive.

    Happy Christmas and hope you got your turkey all the best for 2013 exciting times ahead.

  2. wastedwords

    Magnífico muchachos,
    Not sure about the hairy biker sort though, looks a touch too friendly. And the smile on Sarah’s face? Fifty shades of something or another going there!

  3. A.Colton

    Oh NO maybe seen as you can’t go any further you should just come home! For Christmas?
    Anyway happy Christmas Eve! We have been trying to contact you on Skype ect. but you are never on! I can’t remeber how to do the satellite! Silly me!
    Lots of Love,
    Ad, Jess, Alex and Ellen
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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