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Beagle Channel – 13 March 2018

This is not the first time that „Beagle Channel“ is the headline of an entry of this blog. So far it meant travelling from Ushuaia to the Drake-Passage (or back). This time, not so.

How many times did I see these beautiful mountains further west in the Beagle Channel without ever getting there. So, today!

Mountain view - Beagle-Channel

Mountain view – Beagle-Channel

We set sail in Puerto Williams and enjoyed the company of many Black-browed albatrosses, shags and even a few dolphins. South of Ushuaia a Humpback whale waved us off with his fluke. Very friendly.

The rest of the day? A scenic dream made of sky and sea, islands and fjords. Mountains and clouds were mirrored on the water. New islands, new views mile after mile. A dream coming true.

Late in the evening, the anchor fell in Caleta Olla (Caleta seems to be the word for little, well-sheltered natural harbours) under a beautiful southern sky of stars. No artificial light anywhere around us! The Milky way, Magellanic cloud, the Southern cross … so beautiful that a small group of us even went ashore to put the tripods up in darkness. Well, amazing how quickly the clouds can cover the sky down here … anyway, it was still a nice way to finish the day.

Beagle-Channel, Caleta Olla

Evening mood, Caleta Olla

Humpback whale, Beagle-Channel

Humpback whale, Beagle-Channel

Gallery – Beagle Channel – 13 March 2018

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last modification: 2018-04-05 · copyright: Rolf Stange