The photos may seem familiar. No coincidence, because this is where we said goodbye and farewell to SY Anne-Margaretha at the end of the trip to Antarctica four weeks ago. And now we are coming back on board again! Same place … but beyond that, nothing will be the same. Just the first steps are similar, saying officially goodbye to Argentina, getting passports stamped, leaving the harbour in the evening, setting course eastwards through the Beagle-Channel, but then … in a few hours, we will go alongside in Puerto Williams, the southernmost position of the whole trip! After that, we will continue west- and northwards, sailing through the beautiful, stunning waterways of southern Chile. New land, new passages, new places. Good stuff! It is not exaggerated to say that we are all very excited about it!
Gallery – Ushuaia – 11 March 2018
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Even the veterans of Chile and Patagonia, and we do have some on board, are excited. It is such a remote, hard-to-get-to-area. There is nobody travelling there, compared to Antarctica. It is empty, remote and wild. Patagonia, that is Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno and so on for most people. Stunning places for most people, no doubt about that, but what is lying ahead of us is very much different, and by no means less beautiful and impressive. But far off the well-trodden path! There is no infrastructure, no general guidebooks, no tourism.
Patagonia, here we come!