I did not know what I would expect when I sailed to Ushuaia, Argentina. Officially, this is the southern-most city in the world.
This became one of my favorite places I visited during my last trip. Here are some highlights of what I saw here.
Getting on a catamaran, I was able to see lots of birds, sea lions, and a sea elephant, a lighthouse, and beautiful scenery. You can easily arrange a catamaran tour at the port of Ushuaia. There are several companies that arrange these. The trips tend to take you out into the Beagle Channel to go by several islands that are homes to sea birds and sea lions.
This island was called Sea Wolf Island. Not really sure why — but it had the largest colony of sea lions in this area of the Beagle Channel. It was also home to several large colonies of different species of sea birds. I got several pictures of interactions between the sea lions and the birds. This one is one of my favorite pictures although I also have one the looks like a bird and a sea lion are actually kissing!
Finally, we sailed past the “Lighthouse at the end of the World.” There are actually 3 that have this title in the area between Cape Horn and Ushuaia. This particular one is the largest of the three.
Ushuaia is amazing! More photos and stories to come as I write about sailing to Tierra del Fuego National Park and the Fin del Mundo Post Office.
It is very special to cruise into Venice and see this remarkable city they way it should be — from the sea!
Our ship slowly approaches Venice – coming first to some outer islands that form the barrier that creates the Grand Lagoon.
So, we entered port and sailed past St. Mark’s Square (Plaza, Piazzile, etc.) and headed to the Maritime Port. I was excited about getting off the ship and exploring !