at the end of the world

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2 days ago, we arrived in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in South America yesterday. For lunch, we had barbecued lamb at a arestaurant/cross country skiing/dog sledding opperation. Since it’s summer, the dogs just hung around outside of their houses.

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Our boat headed out to sea last night.

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Today, Polly saw her forst iceberg! The seas are unusually calm for the Drake Passage, which makes for a happy boat load of people. Besides the iceberg, we’ve already seen spouting whales and albatross flying near the boat. This is turning into a spectacular trip!

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16 thoughts on “at the end of the world

  1. Hi, Sally!
    This is Sue Edwards (Frank), your old Woods Hole friend, thrilled to find you such a joyous, rich presence online! I’ve subscribed to your blogs to enjoy your adventures and art.
    When I saw that you are in Ushuaia, I had to send along the link to this fun video of a woman on a beach on Gold Harbour, South Georgia Island, near Antartica (folks usually set off to reach it from Ushuaia). When I saw this, I just couldn’t get over it. If you have a chance, do cuddle an elephant seal (but be cautious around leopard seals)!

    Here is the Youtube link–


    Fondly
    Sue

  2. Wow! I feel like Polly, coming along for the ride. Thanks for posting all these wonderful sights — love the icebergs! Brr : )

  3. The chalet certainly looks to be at the back of beyond! I think I’d like to go there in winter for the dogsledding (I went once in Quebec and loved it!). Your adventure on the high seas is very enviable. I hope Polly has a tiny life line holding her safely on deck :) Wendy

  4. Thanks for taking us along on your trip. I rarely get to travel so I enjoy your trips that much more. Your pictures are always wonderful!

  5. Wow the photos of the iceburgs are surreal! Beautiful place. THanks for sharing a place I will likely never get to go in person!

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