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Back to Argentina
Back to Argentina

From Puerto Natales it is a quick hop to the Argentinian border where one is immediately reminded that the Falkland Islands (if you didn’t know) do indeed belong to Argentina (best to ignore that they were decisively defeated by the UK in 1982).  The 30th anniversary of that conflict was being ‘celebrated’ while I was […]

Torres del Paine – The “W” – Day Three & Four
Torres del Paine – The “W” – Day Three & Four

For some reason I never bothered to finish of my final Torres del Paine entry until now.  I had the photos and a few lines of text good to go back in May, however I failed to finish off the post.  Probably because I was in the middle of a move back to Fort St. […]

Torres del Paine – The “W” – Day Two
Torres del Paine – The “W” – Day Two

Despite having lived four and a half years in one of China’s four ‘ovens’ (Nanjing), I have never jived well with heat.  I’m a fan of temperatures that sit below +20 and if I had to choose, I’d take below freezing well before a +30 day.  Sweating is incredibly uncomfortable, and high temperatures will drain […]

Torres del Paine – The “W” – Day One
Torres del Paine - The “W” – Day One

Three hours off the ferry to Puerto Natales will land one within striking distance of the famous Torres del Paine National Park.  While I like to say I was traveling around Patagonia, this was really my first view of this region, having spent the previous two weeks in Tierra del Fuego.  Torres del Paine National […]

Through the Beagle–Like the West Coast of British Columbia…but not really
Through the Beagle–Like the West Coast of British Columbia…but not really

One of three navigable channels linking the South Pacific to the South Atlantic, the Beagle Channel earned it’s name from the passing of the HMS Beagle in 1833, carrying a relatively unknown naturalist named Charles Darwin.  Given it’s relatively narrow attributes, most of the large ship traffic chooses the more southerly Drake Passage or northerly […]

Puerto Williams–The most southern inhabited town in the world (outside of Antarctica)
Puerto Williams–The most southern inhabited town in the world (outside of Antarctica)

Bragging rights to the “World’s  most…” is often a semantic debate, especially when discussing geographic locations or points of interest.  Reaching for the most southern settlement is no different.  Ushuaia claims itself as the most southern city in the world (pop. 57,000).  The permanent Amundsen-Scott Station is the most southern inhabited location on earth, at […]

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