Even though Ushuaia (pronounced Ooswhya) is built up, there are lots of opportunities to see wildlife, especially on the shoreline. This is a Dolphin Gull, which is common here in Tierra del Fuego.
After checking-in, jacket fitting and settling into our cabins, we set sail at about 1900h. Our destination is Punta Arenas, Chile, where some passengers will visit Torres del Paine National Park while others will go on various exciting excursions to the region. As is normal, Kelp Gulls said goodbye to us as we left the port of Ushuaia!
After supper, we had a mandatory safety drill followed by a welcome reception with our captain. After spending a few days in Chile we will head down to Antarctica. Stay tuned to this blog to follow our expedition!