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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Ushuaia














In Ushuaia. The southernmost city in the world. The end of the Americas. Ushuaia is on the Beagle Channel. Yesterday, took a boat tour on the channel and saw more Magellenic penguins, and a couple of others too. King penguins and some sort of Antarctic variety not often seen here. Saw cranky, sleepy sea lions and rock cormorants (both in photo) too. On the way back to the city, we passed a cruise ship on its way to Antarctica. For a couple thou and unlimited time, you can catch a last minute deal to the bottom of the world. (Unfortunately, I have neither.)

Today did some great hiking in the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Really nice. Big beach glass day. My jeans pockets are sagging here in the cyber cafe. (Not to mention that it´s good to be heading to warmer places soon, since my jeans are about ready to stand up on their own.) The park is a bird watchers paradise. And there are bunnies by the hundreds (or maybe thousands)--black, cottontail, brown. They´re all here in force hopping ´round. It was so wonderful, we may go back tomorrow to do more hiking.

Unfortunately, the zippy l´il camera broke. We´ll look at a cheap digital in Duty Free in Buenos Aires in a couple of days on our way to Montevideo (Uruguay).

10 Comments:

Blogger gr said...

Lucia, take us with you next time.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Sanjay said...

Thank you for taking us along. Loved the pic too.

6:45 AM  
Blogger bobealia said...

Perhaps you should do simple stain glass type metalwork and make necklace pendants out of your beach glass. I'd wear one.
Thanks for the peng'ins!

8:12 AM  
Blogger QT said...

Great photo, once again~I'm glad you are having such a wonderful time and I can barely contain my envy! I vaguely remember a Gourmet travel article about Italian food in Montevideo -apparently there is a large community there -nevermind the beaches!

1:14 PM  
Blogger Thailand Gal said...

It sounds like a wonderful trip! Wow, I bet most of us could really use some warm temps and time away from here. :)


Peace,

~Chani

10:04 PM  
Anonymous jen said...

nice. so very nice.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Hi Lucia,

This is a fetching photo. I'm so glad you had an enjoyable hike. Thanks for your comment about the Al Gore movie. Now that I've seen the film I know exactly where you are!

5:39 AM  
Blogger The Wisdom of Wislon said...

Lovely photos- wonderful pics throughout your blog

Just stopped by via Susan as herself

Happy New Year!

8:13 AM  
Anonymous kat said...

I want to hug the sea lions. I love them so much. What an amazing adventure you are having!

That sucks about the pants.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

OK ... Lucia is starting to make me really jealous.

ENOUGH LUCIA! Get back home and be miserable like the rest of us!!

Just teasing. Happy New Year my friend!

3:31 PM  

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