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A short flight landed us in Ushuaia. The weather when we landed was fine, but soon the skies clouded over and we became drenched during a short trip into town. We had our passports stamped having reached the most Southern point in the world, also known here as 'the end of the world'. That was pretty cool. Hester (my roomie) and I booked our trip to the the Penguins and then headed with Rodrigo (our tour guide) for a hot chocolate and slice of orange cake whilst the rain cleared. I then took the chance to relax for an hour or two. We had a fun evening in Ushuaia. Most of the group headed to the restaurant for the final meal with Donna (who left the group early to continue her travels in Antarctica). My meal was delicious - salmon with pumpkin purée the crepe with chocolate, banana and ice cream. We then headed back to the hotel bar and discovered most choices on the drinks menu were unavailable so settled for a beer!

The second day in Ushuaia was a relaxed breakfast and stroll into town. In the afternoon Hester, Corina, Phillip and myself headed to see the Penguins. The trip we selected allowed us to sit a couple of metres from them, which was really cool. There are 3 types of penguin on this little island. The main 2 of which there were many were Magellanic and Gentoo. The King penguin has a population of only 4 here, and so we were very lucky to see 2 of them!

Here are some of the friends we met:













And the King penguin


We now leave windy Patagonia to return to Buenos Aires for our last night as a group.

Posted by KJ1978 04:21

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Wow that's amazing Katie! It appears you are sitting on the beach with the Penguins wandering freely around you, how special! And to see 3 types, even the rare ones. Thanks for sharing x

by Vicki

What an experience. I love the pictures of the Penguins and fab that you were able to get so close!! Shame you can't bring one home with you. Am very jealous of the pancake you had, it sounds delicious

by Amanda

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