Friday February 20, 2015 (Argentina, Patagonia, South America)
We leave today for Antarctica! Hard to believe it’s finally happening after such an extended period of waiting for the boat to leave.
We said goodbye today to Aussie friends Stu and Janell (check them out at thepacktrack.com). They’re off to new destinations with their Venezuelan dog Pachita in tow.
It’s been kind of fun to witness the turnover in guests at the hostel. We’ve been here so long that new guests feel like intruders in our home. It’s sad when the "old friends” leave and are replaced with poor substitutes.
We got a classic picture of the fisherman and penguin setup here in Ushuaia. And, no joke, it was taken whilst a woman sang opera from a balcony immediately above me. She comes out most days around 3-4pm and signs a number of tunes for the onlookers to drum up business for the store below. Another quirky Ushuaia fixture!
Breakfast of champions this morning for the sendoff. I went with the beer and waffles tack. Ice cream, bananas, and dulce de leche. Can’t really imagine a superior breakfast!
And after our lengthy stay here in town, Sandra and I finally got around to having our picture taken at the “End of the World” sign.
Our Antarctic journey lasts until March 13th, so we’ll basically be offline until that point. Apologies for the probable lack of updates until then. We’ve heard the Internet on board is closer to the “maybe I can get a tweet out” end of the spectrum than the “let’s stream Netflix in 4k” side of things. We’ll do our best to edit photos along the way so we can hit you with some magic when we return.
Wish us luck! Place your bets on who pukes first: Ian (vomits on roller coasters) or Sandra (feels mildly ill on ferries Ian can tolerate).