And just like that, the last few weeks of our journey were upon us. We visited Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas, then jumped on a 30+ hour ferry to Puerto Williams, the southernmost town in the world, before making it to our final stop: Ushuaia, on the island of Tierra del Fuego.
Happy 2017! We’re officially one week (and over 300 kilometers) into our tour de Patagonia.
We’re in Patagonia! We made it… to the start line, that is. Our eyes are now set on our next adventure: the rugged road south to Ushuaia 🙂
Onto the next one! Country #2: Argentina. We set off across the Rio de la Plata and into the heart of the pampas — making our way south toward the end of the world.
Our final destination in Uruguay was the city of Colonia del Sacramento (referred to by locals simply as “Colonia”). We were offered a ride, so we packed our gear, hopped aboard El Capitán’s auto and took the scenic route up the coast. Geography Colonia sits upon a peninsula on the Rio de la Plata, 180 kilometers…
For Part I of our (mis)adventure into Uruguay’s rural interior, click here. As a refresher, we are now heading South — first back to Montevideo, then to Argentina. Our goal: make it to Ushuaia before winter!
We now have a game plan: get to Ushuaia (aka the end of the earth) before winter. But first, we needed to get back to Montevideo.
When we left you, we had failed to cross Laguna Rocha and settled down to camp in the yard of some hombres, cocks, and hounds. The Next Morning… We awoke at 6am to a cock-a-doodle-doo. This gave us an early start.
How we ignored an omen and then things got weird. Uruguayo style.