Ushuaia and Cabo de Hornos, Argentina

The bottom-most tip of the South American continent is mostly rocky, partly mountainous with glaciers, but some areas belong to an inviting green national park of Cape Horn with an abundance of flowers and also some trees. Tourists are guided over walkways so as to not trample on the peat bog and rare specimens. People are invited to use the campsite near the lake and there is a large visitor information center with exhibits on the history of the area.

At one end of a lake you will find the southernmost post office run by an efficient gent with an elegant moustache and a red post box outside to toss your postcards and letters into. Inside he sells all sorts of souvenirs too, like Che posters and mugs. Close by is the Canal Beagle / Beagle Channel which Charles Darwin came through on his exploring trip.

It seems we were extremely lucky with the weather, as many assured us. Hefty storms are not infrequent and fog can be a nuisance for photographers. We had packed a little bit of everything to be prepared, but as it was, we had some sun and a strong wind.

At the southernmost tip of the Cono Sur

Author: Djinn

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