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In Search of the Penguins - Cape Horn

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After nine days of sailing, today we finally reached the end of the trip. Waking up in the morning we had crossed the majority of the Drake Passage already, almost reaching Cape Horn - the southernmost point of South America.

Cape Horn

Cape Horn

After enjoying breakfast, I headed out on the deck to get views of the Chilean coastline around Cape Horn as well as watch the many birds flying around the ship.

Sailing around the Chilean coast

Sailing around the Chilean coast

After a lecture on Shackleton we had a briefing about tomorrow's disembarkation and not long after we left the open water and headed into the Beagle Channel.

Enjoying lunch with views of the colourful greens and yellows of the South American continent once again was strange - we had been used to Blues and Whites for so long!

In the late afternoon we then had a quiz on our trips. Despite having a large team and getting a lot of questions right, we found out we were still far from winning. Nevertheless, still a fun experience and not long after, we were treated to a glass of champagne each as the captain and staff came to say their goodbyes whilst we were pulling into Ushuaia.

Farewell

Farewell

One last dinner and it was almost all over. We were back where we were at the start of the trip, and told we could reenter Ushuaia if we so wished and so I went for a quick walk around the port before settling in for the night.

Back at port

Back at port

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Posted by kmmk17 17:00 Archived in Chile Tagged hill penguinhunt antarcticcruise

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