I’ve had a break from blogging for the last couple of months, primarily because Rich (the fingertips behind everything related to Jaspa’s Journey) underwent heart surgery at the start of January! Thankfully, his recovery is progressing brilliantly and so… I’m back!
Anyway, on with this week’s post…
Located on the shores of the Beagle Channel in Patagonia’s Tierra del Fuego, the Argentine town of Ushuaia is about as remote as places come.
Upon arriving in Ushuaia by ship, naturally the first thing we did was jump on a boat, this one operated by Canoero Catamaran Tours. We were off to see some of the nearby islands, which included the appropriately named Isla de los Pájaros… or Bird Island in English.
Isla de los Pájaros is little more than a rock sticking out of the Beagle Channel, two or three miles offshore from Ushuaia. It gets its name because it’s home to hundreds (if not thousands) of black and white sea birds.
But to our brief frustration, there wasn’t a penguin to be seen. Instead the islet was absolutely covered with cormorants, which actually were just as impressive, once we’d overcome our initial disappointment.
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