Around the world again... bit slower this time
We had a long day traveling from New Zealand to Buenos Aires via Santiago and then another long day the following day flying from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia as our flight was delayed by about 5 hours. The views coming in to land at Ushuaia were spectacular. The whole area is called Tierra del Fuego - 'Land of Fire', this was due to the first Europeans seeing the fires of the locals when they were navigating the area. We had a couple of days before our tour started and the next few days were spent chilling out and relaxing, it was good to be staying in the same place for a few days. Ushuaia truly feels like the end of the world, it's very beautiful but very wild too. Strange to see a London Transport bus here! The day after we arrived we took a trip on the steam train at the end of the world, touristy but fun and interesting. A few older and probably local tourists started doing Tangos while we waited to board the train it was lovely to see. The day after we met up with our group and were introduced to 'Peggy' the truck. Our first excursion with our 'trip' was a cruise down the Beagle Channel to the Isla de los Lobos, island of the wolves, to see the fur seals and sea lions. Lots of them lolling around on the rocks but later we saw some of the seals playing in the water. After this we went on a scenic flight with Faye and Greg. The clouds had cleared so we had great views of the national park, the Beagle Channel and up to the Chile/Argentina border. The following day we went for a walk in the national park along the coastline, it was very tranquil walking through the beech woods. We then moved on to Rio Grande, not much to say about RG as it's a transit stop on the road to Punta Arenas.