The Adventure starts – Circling to Land at Ushuaia
First Impression of Ushuaia
My initial impression was “I could easily spend two weeks here before embarking for the cruise!”. The view was stunning.
I just love snow covered mountains, they are so irresistible.
However, strangely, they would not delay the cruise for two weeks to accommodate me.
Where is Ushuaia?
Ushuaia is an Argentinian city set on the southernmost tip of Tierra del Fuego, an island at the tip of the South American continent, which is part Argentinian and part Chilean. It is the starting point for most Antarctic cruises, separated from the Antarctic peninsula by the notorious Drake Passage.
We had all spent the previous night at the “gathering grounds” in Buenos Aires and then flown down to Ushuaia the next morning in a series of flights. Being on one of the early flights, there was time to embark on the Viking Octantis Exploration ship, settle in and get to know the layout of the ship. It was curious that they immediately collected our passports – did they worry that we might try to escape mid cruise?
The weather was overcast and grey, but that said “Black and White” to me, which I just love for landscapes anyway.
Monochrome images from Ushuaia on Tierra del Fuego
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Gear: Nikon Z 8, Nikkor Z 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 VR S, Nikkor Z TC-1.4x, DxO Nik 6 Silver Efex, iPhone SE