After a successful border crossing at Chile Chico, we woke early the next morning and drove nine hours along Ruta 40 in Argentina. The highway crossed remote deserts and steppe. There’s not much out there besides plants, guanaco, and armadillo, but it’s a popular highway for road trippers. The winds were super strong and seemingly […]
After completing our Antartica expedition, we spent a few days in Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales. The purpose of our stay was to cross the border into Argentina to reset our tourist visas, and we found some time to explore the towns and enjoy the hotel amenities. The kids took the GoPro into the hotel […]
With more time to kill in Punta Arenas, we visited the ship replica museum. It was a neat place, and it had a replica of Charles Darwin’s ship the Beagle, on which he sailed to the Galapagos Islands and subsequently published his theory on natural selection.
After our trip to Antarctica, we had to spend a few days down south. We didn’t get to visit Punta Arenas on our trip down to Antarctica, so we took some time to explore the city. On the first day, we killed time exploring the waterfront while waiting for our hotel room to be ready.
Antartica’s weather delivered one final surprise before our departure. We had expected to board our flight to South America in a day. However, a low cloud ceiling had set in for the foreseeable future, and our plane could not fly into Antarctica to pick us up. The captain and crew considered options, and they decided […]