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Ushuaia “Take Two”

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View Patagonia and Antarctica on Baroni's travel map.

Made it to the airport without much traffic and smooth check in and security. Better to get here early just in case. We board in about 30 minutes and should arrive in Ushuaia by 12:3pm.

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We arrived on time and drove into town for another tour of this city of 82,000 people. It was essentially the same tour as we did on January 14th so if you want to see Usuaia again, just refer to the earlier blog.

This morning we are up early to pack and then head for Torres del Fuego National Park for hiking. Then, we gather at a restaurant for grilled lamb lunch (please refer to the many photos of sides of lamb being delivered or grilled. Sheep is the major industry in the area and grilled lamb is abundant.

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This afternoon we embark on the World Explorer, a 172 passenger Quark Expedition ship made in Seattle in 2019. It is supposed to be state of the art! We were told that of the 66 vessels that sail to Antarctica 🇦🇶, only 11 of them are able to have landings! I can’t imagine coming all of the way here, surviving Drakes Passage only to see Antarctica from the ship!

And so, our Antarctica adventures begin. I hear that there is WiFi on this ship but spotty connections and very expensive so not sure I will have too much time to post. But, like on the Stella Australis, I will blog on WORD and maybe able to post when we get back to Buenos Aires. We should be back by around 3:30pm on February 8th and our flight home isn’t until 10:30pm.

Well, maybe just a few reminders of Ushuaia and a photo of what we think is our ship (the front one with blue)

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And for a little more about our ship, the World Explorer: https://www.quarkexpeditions.com/expedition-ships/world-explorer

Posted by Baroni 09:52 Archived in Argentina

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