Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Punta Arenas. 3rd & 4th April 2013


Punta Arenas, the gateway to Tierra del Fuego. Approaching the city you start to see signs declaring 'routa del fin de mundo' -- the route to the end of the world. I liked the signs and the small city. As our ferry across the Straits of Magellan and onto the island itself did not leave until 4pm the following day, I had time to savour some of its culture and history.

Before leaving town I enjoyed some... in the... in the former Braun Palace, surrounded by...
If you have not read the story of....
... ...his extraordinary men and this expedition in particular, I heartily recommend it. However, beware; if you are a male this tale will make you feel completely ordinary and inadequate.

Then we continued our rather more modest expedition by ferry, crossing the Straits of Magellan....

..... and landing at Porvenir, on Tierra del Fuego, and thus our own routa del fin de mundo.



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