Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ushuaia, Argentina--The End of the World

Ushuaia, formerly a whaling station and an Argentine prison colony is a gateway to the southern most city in the world, Fin del Mundo.

We celebrated stepping foot on land after 6 sea days, including one night being tossed by hurricane-force winds, by taking a rigorous three hour hike crossing a valley of peat bog, often sinking up to our knees and then climbing the very tail end of the Andes. Felt good to stretch!

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Click on this pix to zoom in to notice the flower-like parasites in the tree-tops.

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