Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Ushuaia, January 7, 2009

We are waiting for our passengers in Ushuaia, Argentina. This time it is a German-Swiss charter, so our German-speaking lecturers will be up front. However, we have the pleasure to take a small group of Chinese environmentalists on board, former guests of the MS Ushuaia. The trip starts with a little surprise: Ushuaia Airport has a broken radar dish and is non-operational for a couple of hours. So we have to reroute the passengers via Rio Grande. After an unexpected but very scenic bus ride, everybody arrives more or less in time, smiling. Around 7:30 pm, we are ready to lift anchor and head for the Falkland Islands.