Jan 12, 2023
Jan 13, 2023
8:46 AM (UTF-3, Argentina ST): Arrived EZE (Ezeiza Airport, Buenos Aires) after a 110 hour overnight flight.
Stayed at Hotel Posada de los Auguilas in Ezeiza. Spent the day walking around Ezeiza, a semi-rural suburb of Buenos Aires.
Jan 14, 2023
Landing at Ushuaia
John joined us on the flight
Stayed at Arakur Resort, fancy hotel
View of Ushuaia from our hotel room
Jan 15, 2023
Mark and Huy joined us. The five of us were taken on a daylong nature tour with Esteban Daniels, first to the Tierra del Fuego National Park and then to prairie overlooking the beach on the east side of Ushuaia.
Upland Goose, female
Upland Goose, male
Upland Goose, female with goslings
Jan 16, 2023
We boarded the ship on January 16th.
Attended an orientation meeting in the lounge
We wore insulated clothing and learned to don bright red life vests
After 2 1/2 windy days crossing Drake Passage, our first stop in Antarctica was near an island in Freud Passage, off the north end of the Antarctic Peninsula.
After a few days on the ship, the five
Gerlache strait, one of the few places in Antarctica where we saw sunshine
Jan 26, 2023
Jan 28, 2023
Statues at the Chocolate Museum,
Boat tour of Lago Nahuel Huapi