What to do in Ushuaia?   Leave a comment

Sunday 9th November 2014

When we look out of the window in the morning, the weather is a lot better than its forecast, and so we decide to go on a hike to the Le Martial glacier from where you have a great view over Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel.

We could take the bus and drive to the end of the Ruta 3 but as this would require the entrance to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, it would cost us around 70 Euros just to take another end-of-the-world picture. Maybe next time when I come back on my bike again. 😉

On the way out of town we pass the voluntary fire brigade station

Suburbia

On to the trails!

Enchanted forest…

The views make every metre we climb worthwhile

We seem to need our daily dose of adventure…

Southern Crested Caracara

Ushuaia is also a ski resort in winter – and they even have cross-country tracks

When I see Steve’s family again I may suggest Tierra del Fuego as the next destination for our annual skiing holiday… 🙂

There are Welsh tea houses and quite a few Aprés Ski offers around

As the chairlift is not operating out of season, we have to walk up one of the ski-slopes

Mountain station with restaurant (wink, wink…)

Did I mention the views?

And still we climb higher

The tourists are well catered for

Click on the photo for full panorama-view

We could carry on to the glacier – like these fearless walkers – but the trail is officially closed and our shoes are not really suited for snow-hiking

We still have some winter wonderland fun

The landscape resembles the High Alps but we are actually only 570 metres above sea level

Down is easier than up – gravity is your friend

Water pouring down over the rock face

The weather still holds as we are approaching the town

We head into the centre to organise our onward journey – Avenida San Martín

 

All travel agencies are either closed (because it’s Sunday) or hopelessly overcrowded (because it’s Sunday). In the evening it starts to rain and we still don’t know how we will get back to the mainland.

I already prepare myself for another day in Ushuaia, staying in our lovely B&B listening to the wind and rain and trying to bring this blog up-to-date…

Posted 15 November 2014 by Pumpy in Argentina, Chile, The 2014 Rucksack Trip

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