another cruiseship approaches
West of Ushuaia, the Beagle Channel cuts its way through the Cordillera Darwin
, a mountain range covered with ice fields and glaciers.
For obvious reasons this part of the Channel is called Glaciers Avenue.
In the afternoon of February 29th 2008 we left Ushuaia
onboard the Star Princess on our way to Punta Arenas.
In the early evening we sailed through Glaciers Avenue and despite
poor weather conditions and low light we did enjoy the sight of the Holanda, Italia, Francia, Allemania and Romanche glaciers.
a last glimpse of Ushuaia
there are many dangerous outcrops in the channel
here comes the Chilean pilot
the Holanda glacier
the Francia glacier, the cruiseship is the Costa Victoria
close-up of the Francia Glacier where ice meets water
the Via Australis, specially made for expeditions in this area
the Allemania glacier
the Romanche glacier is leaking water