Friends and Family,
Arrived in Ushuaia, the Southern most city in the world surrounded by the snow covered Andes Mountains by both Chile and Argentina and situated on Beagle Channel. It is very beautiful while the city is quite rustic and reminds us of a Swiss ski village chalet hamlet. Our hotel is on the Channel with beautiful views everywhere. Tomorrow we venture into Tierra Del Fuego National Park, first by bus and then by train. At the end of the day we board our ship for four days of travel to Cape Horn and then through the Magellan Passage stopping at glaciers and islands along the way to see the various flora and fauna (penguins, sells, walrus, etc.). I’m not sure about communications on the boat but will certainly try. Weather is expected to be rain, 20 – 30 mph winds, and in the 30’s/40’s. We have our Dramamine at the ready and we are hopeful that the weather permits the boat to stop at Cape Horn so that we can climb the actual hill and do photo ops at the steel statue marking the juncture of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans – fingers crossed. I am sending two photos either through this repaired blog or separately to you. Once again my apologies for the multiple emails. Big Five assures me that they are working on it.
We hope that you are all well. Gazelle Marie-Jo’s ankle has mended well but we are being careful as we proceed needless to say.
Much love to you all!
Dr. Jones and Gazelle