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Cruise, Week Two


Our second week was spectacular. It started with a cruise around Cape Horn, known as end of the world. This is where the Pacific, Atlantic and Antartic oceans meet. We were luck with calm weather: 12 foot seas and 50 mph winds. Two days later, and winds were 80mph+ and 30-40ft. waves!

We then cruised through the Chilean fjords. Specifically, through the Beagle Channel, and had a great look of the glaciers that line this channel. This took us to Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. We hiked a local ski area and got our End of World certificate. And had some king crab, locally caught.

Our visit to Punta Arenus was cancelled due to hurricane force winds. The port was closed, so the captain decided to divert to the seldom visited Skua glacier. This is one of Chile’s main glaciers, about 13 miles long and runs into the ocean. We had a great view of the glacier and ocean interface.

Our next stop was Puerto Montt, Chile. A rather small city, whose main income was fishing. We visited the fish market, and based on our observations, wouldn’t want to eat anything from there. Not sanitary to our standards. On to Santiago, our last stop of this, the first leg of our cruise.

Again, a few pictures are ;posted below. our full albums are on Flicker (below right). Click on Albums to see the list of albums.

Our route

Our route

Cape Horn peaks

Cape Horn peaks

End of the World lighthouse

End of the World lighthouse

Lots of glaciers

Lots of glaciers

Another magnificent glacier

Another magnificent glacier

Beagle channel glaciers

Beagle channel glaciers

Early morning arrival in Uhsuaia

Early morning arrival in Uhsuaia

Downtown Ushuaia

Downtown Ushuaia

A sea cruise, and we hike up a ski area!

A sea cruise, and we hike up a ski area!

Sun highlights the Skua glacier

Sun highlights the Skua glacier

Skua glacier to water interface

Skua glacier to water interface

Skua glacier face

Skua glacier face

A peak of the Orsono volcano

A peak of the Orsono volcano

Fish on display

Fish on display

Puerto Montt is a fishing village

Puerto Montt is a fishing village

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