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From Ushuaia to the Beagle Channel

Three things to know about the Beagle Channel and Ushuaia…

Ushuaia seaside view on a windy dayThree things about the Beagle Channel:

  • One shore is Argentina, the other side Chile
  • You really feel like you are somewhere out of reach, the isolation and the roughness of nature are beautiful
  • Seeing the Magellanic penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat is something you won’t forget (Isla Martillo and Isla de los Lobos)

Three things about Ushuaia:

  • The Maritime and Prison Museum was a pleasant surprise. Built in an old prison, it also features an art gallery and a section dedicated to Antarctic Explorers
  • The polar wind pierces straight through you, bring warm clothes!
  • The stray dogs are sociable. We had a stray dog follow us for hours, waiting for us whenever we went inside and insanely happy to see us again. Finally, a few locals told us that’s a dog they knew and that he’s just after a few cuddles, that’s all!

19 replies on “From Ushuaia to the Beagle Channel”

I once had a very old Southern Woman for a friend and neighbor. Mary Charles would stand on the end of the always eroding bank of our shared river and say “Sometimes I just wish this wind would stop.” It has become a kind of mantra for me for so many years that I just laughed as I read your post and realized that this is indeed a global mantra carried over time …in the very wind itself!

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No I havent been there. Yet. It’s in my top 3 for sure. It will take years to save up for it – I’ll have to go without voyages for a long period of time- but I think it will be worth it.

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I think so, too. I also want to get better equipment for photos if I go there – though I only take pictures for my own pleasure as a complete amateur, I’d still like for them to look as good as possible if I ever go to such an amazing, exotic environment!

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