On our 3-day cruise, our first stop was to Cape Horn. This is the southern most land before Antarctica (700 miles further south). We were extremely lucky that the seas were calm and that we could land. By the way, this is also where the Atlantic and the Pacific meet which is why the seas can be so rough. We were told to watch for sea lions and Antarctic fur seals during the cruise to Cape Horn National Park. I didn’t see anything but sea birds.People are climbing up the steep stairs to the flat part of Cape Horn You can see progress as people climb to the top and on toward the memorial statue. When they told us to bring waterproof clothing, they really knew what they were talking about. I didn’t bring waterproof gloves and was sorry that I didn’t have them. Sea birds And finally the sun came out
In the afternoon we stopped at a spot on Wulaia Cove for a guided walk. I decided to take the walk with medium difficulty. I think it was the most difficult one since it went straight up the mountain. The views were fabulous but I didn’t last to the end.Hand railing Map of territories for indigenous people.Coming and going to the zodiacs and the shipThe next day we cruised in Agostini Sound. The massive glaciers were spectacular. The day ended at Aguila Glacier, and an easy walk on the shore of a lagoon. I didn’t take any pictures because I forgot to put the memory card back into my camera. I can’t believe I did that! We walked along the shore and then up to the glacier. On the last day, we cruised to Magdalena Island where more than. This is where the 120,000 Magellanic penguins call home. The chicks hatched in November so they were quite large and also quite noisy, calling for food. As you probably guessed, these penguins were named after Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer, who spotted the birds in 1520.I apologize about the quality of this photo. But I thought it would be more interesting with it than without it. I think that the penguin with the open mouth is called for food. We finally said good-bye to the ship in Punta Arenas, Chile and then drove to the magnificent park – Torres del Paine.