another cruiseship approaches
Glaciers Avenue
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.
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a last glimpse of Ushuaia
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there are many dangerous outcrops in the channel
here comes the Chilean pilot
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the Holanda glacier
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the Francia glacier, the cruiseship is the Costa Victoria
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close-up of the Francia Glacier where ice meets water
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the Via Australis, specially made for expeditions in this area
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the Allemania glacier
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the Romanche glacier is leaking water
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