Ushuaia, end of the world has fascinated me since the arrival. A blue-green vastness envelops your eyes and immerse yourself in gloomy silence dreamland. From time to time, the scream of a bird flying on the Beagle canal makes May shudder. The first stop here was the port. No vessels or the recreational truck caught my eye, but some built something special. I was told that they are special vessels, for cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica.
Beagle Channel trip introduced me to the fascinating world of Arctic waters and their fauna and also me made me wonder how it is and you can see the movement of special vessels seen in the harbor. I had to know the answer to Andres, local guide, who had been in such expedition and have unforgettable memories. I was with him on the Beagle canal, the vastness and beauty of the fascinating landscape before us. "In the world of ice cruise you have unique moments that you can not ever forget them.'ll Be a blessed man of God, if you navigate those waters," he began his plea.
"Boarding is, as you see here in the harbor. You'll meet the crew and specialists who are your companions throughout the trip. Afterward, start surfing the Beagle channel, put through the incintatorul MacKinlay Pass by Drake Strait, named after English explorer Sir Francis Drake, who passed through these places in 1578. Drake Strait is the point that marks the Antarctic Convergence, a biological barrier where cold, polar, warmer water is encountered, the north. place is very rich in nutrients that support the region's biodiversity. Moreover, Strait represents the northern limit of many Antarctic birds.'ll be delighted by the multitude and variety of species of birds will accompany you.
The first icebergs ice mountains that I will see you will announce that you are in the South Shetland Islands, a group of islands and islets discovered in 1819 by Captain William Smith, of the brig Williams. There you go down to the boat to get acquainted with the penguins, seals and sea lions present in the area. Shetland Islands are a haven for these creatures. It is a dream, a delight to browse through narrow passages by Deception Island and from there to King George Island, the largest, which houses Adelie penguin colonies and nests and Chinstrap, blue-eyed cormorants, Kelp gulls and many other birds . It is also the headquarters of several scientific research bases of several countries.
The journey then takes you to the island of Livingston, where he will meet the already notorious big elephants and penguins, Adelie and Chinstrap, Gentoo penguins but also new and Macaroni. It then reaches the Antarctic peninsula, which offers extraordinary sensations, and experienced its first explorers. You will travel through landscapes through wilderness snow and ice, mountains and waterways in an incredible variety of life. In addition, you'll also see leopard seals, killer orca, minke called, but many whales. The browsing enchanting rivers, and channel Neumayer and Lemaire Channel, Gerlache Strait and through narrow passages located between high cliffs and glaciers will reach Paradise Bay, and there, on the continent of Antarctica. You will be fascinated by the sound caused by the rupture and collapse of glaciers in the water called the Antarctic sound, and the large colony of Adelie penguins (100,000 pairs), then the blue-eyed cormorants on the island Paulet. You go then Melchior Islands, Cuverville, Plenum, Portal Point and Neko port. I think I answered all your questions and that you have truly awakened interest in such an expedition, "he concluded Andres.
Indeed, it was. Thought goes beyond the waters of the Beagle Channel to get acquainted with the world and continue arctic expedition Rapapatatierra.