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Argentina: Tierra Del Fuego II.

Published: 15.6.2011
Today, we give you some information about Ushuaia, most in the south situated locality.

The town of Ushuaia could be proud on the fact that it is the most in south placed locality of the world, It is situated inside Beagle Starits, forming real gate to infinite and mysterious Antarctide. During excursions along the coasts, you can see seals, penguins or cormorants. In Ushuaia, the route for skiers is starting, passing via Paso Garibaldi Mountain Range, characteristic with its inpenetrable forests, Fagnano and Escondido Lakes or vast plains, where thousand pieces of sheep are pasturing. In Rio Grande, you can visit Merchants´ Mission and Maria Beeti Cottage, including a shelter for sheep shearing.

In 30 kilometres distance from Ushuaia, capital of this group of islands, high and rocky Horn Cup is situated, the most in south placed point of South American Continent. Just here, the waters of two oceans, Atlantic and pacific ones, are meeting.

From Ushuaia, you can make the excursions to Martial Glacier, or to Tierra del Fuego National Park, only 12 kilometres distant, in west direction from the town. Or, you can make another excursion on raft along Bengal Straits to small islands, into La Laguna Verde or La Laguna Negra Bays, towards wild beaches of Bahia Ensenada and Bahia Lapatia, to Rio Lapatia-river or to Fagnano and Escondido Lakes, to lighthouse Faro Les Eclaireurs, to Los Lobos or Los Pajaros groups of islands, or even towards Antarctide coasts.

The train from Ushuaia will you transfer, along picturesque narrow-gauge railway, directly to the gate of Tierra del Fuego National Park. You can meet there different sorts of animals and plants. At the coast, different number of wild birds are living, such as: condors, albatrosses, sea-gulls, terns, ducks and geese. In the island, you can meet many hares, foxes or North-American beavers. All such animals belong to disappearing  sorts, so they are under protection of park.

Many snugs of virgin nature are to be found there.Your feelings could be that you are placed at the end of the world. Tierra del Fuego is rather big tourist centre, having its airport and hotels, sporting centres and gastronomy of quite good level. In summer, the lovers of active relax have positive conditions available. You can be occupied with sporting fishing, drive on mountain bikes or horse riding, or travel in a ship through Beagle Straits. The ships, navigating to Antarctide, make their stop in local port.

The island of Tierra del Fuego itself has rather vast extention (approx. 65 thousands of square kilometres). The first inhabitants appeared there approx. 10 thousands of years ago, when Magalhaes Straits did not separated yet this island from continent. Total number of population makes 70 thousands of persons approx.

Text: Maxim Kucer

Translation: ing. Jan Jonáš

Photo: Albasmalko, Ale4115, Remi Jouan, Acaro, IllyaHaykinson

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