Ushuaia Is Dope AF

I ❤️ Ushuaia  

  Yámana warrior  

Yámana warrior  

What a cool little town! So far, everyone has been incredibly kind and it is very laid-back and beautiful here. I walked around a bit more this morning, then hopped on a sailboat to go explore the Beagle Channel and surrounding islands. I went out with a local company called Tres Marias, family-owned and operated for the last 20 years. The son of the family was our skipper, along with another lovely gentleman as our guide.

I joked with the captain that his name must be Maria, si? And he answered “Maria, no”. I knew there was something lost in translation, so I tried to explain my stupid joke. Then he looked at me and said, “No, you don’t understand. My name is Mariano.” 😂

  Capt. Mariano sailing us away from Ushuaia  

Capt. Mariano sailing us away from Ushuaia  

We laughed and laughed. Apparently no one in his family is actually named Maria. Just the company and the boats. 🤷🏼‍♀️

  Federico + Mariano

Federico + Mariano

It was an incredible day! Not too much wind (which is fairly unusual for the area) so we relied more on our engines then our sail. We went around to a few islands to view the king cormorants and some sea lions. Then we docked at Isla H (most southern island in Argentina - we could see Chile across the water) and stretched our legs on a lovely nature walk for around an hour. Federico was incredibly knowledgeable, teaching about the Yámana people as well as the flora and fauna of the region. 

I poked around town a little more, noting the Jehovah’s Witnesses (they are everywhere) and the street fair being set up for the local children.

Alícia and I met up for an amazing dinner at her friend’s restaurant, which was a lovely way to spend another evening with my new friend. 

  Christian Acosta, co-owner of Paso Garibaldi    (please excuse crappy phone pic) 

Christian Acosta, co-owner of Paso Garibaldi

(please excuse crappy phone pic) 

  I don’t really like food photos, but this king crab and shrimp risotto was the bomb.com  

I don’t really like food photos, but this king crab and shrimp risotto was the bomb.com  

Last night I went to her house for a home-cooked meal and she lives in a fabulous location - check out the video below. She has also offered for me to stay at her place for 2-3 days when I return from Antarctica! 🙌🏻

  Alícia’s cute home

Alícia’s cute home

   My new friend + Ushuaia guide, Alícia       Video is the view from her home

My new friend + Ushuaia guide, Alícia  

Video is the view from her home

Heading to Tierra del Fuego tomorrow for more adventure! STAY TUNED!!!

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