After 30 hours of air travel
it was nice to be back on solid ground ... especially since I was shortly
going to be onboard a small ship for 19 days. Most Antarctica cruise ships,
such as the Ocean Nova
depart from Ushuaia Argentina
so arriving a day early is a good idea
in case of any delays.
The weather (late January) was nice - high temps were ~60°F with mostly
sunny skies & scattered clouds and fortunately no major winds or rain.
Because of the far South Latitude (54.8°S), there was sunlight until
quite late in the evening. After walking around town, it was finally
time to hit the sack for a couple of hours of sleep, and then spend the
day in Ushuaia, Argentina before our 5:00PM departure to Antarctica.
I met up with the group at the main hotel the next morning, and two
of us decided to head out to
Terra Del Fuego Park
Antarctica Cruise index