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Sunday, April 05, 2015
Cape Horn, Wulaia Bay and Punta Arenas Chile
Better late than never, right! Here a re few pictures from my latest Smithsonian Journey's trip which included a 4-day cruise from Cape Horn to Punta Arenas.
Full moon setting over Cape Horn
A view of Cape Horn - the southernmost piece of land in the America's (note that this view shows land that protrudes to the east - there is actually other land around the corner that is a bit farther south).
Part of the Wollaston Archipelago which includes Cape Horn Island
This is a view of Wulaia Bay and the abandoned meteorological station
This plaque adorns the entrance to the meteorologic station. Charles Darwin landed here in this bap on January 23, 1833. Many of our passengers were thrilled to learn of this and I in turn was thrilled at their joy in it.
Looking out from Wulaia Bay toward Isla Hoste
This is actually a pretty nice day for this part of the world. There was no rain and the visibility was decent.
Our ship, the Stella Australis can be seen within the bay
The next day we traveled to the northwest side of Tierra del Fuego Island. The mountains and glaciers were spectacular.