The place proudly advertizes itself
as "Fin del Mundo", or the end of the world.
Missionaries and convicts had a very important role in its history but nowadays
Ushuaia is a tourist hub for visiting the abundant Beagle Channel wildlife and tours to Antarctica.
The naval base at Ushuaia
was also the port from where in 1982 the short-lived Argentinan invasion of the Falkland islands
started. Nowadays there is a
memorial for the fallen in this Guerra de las Malvinas.
We called port on Feb 29 2008 for a Beagle Channel
wildlife tour and a short visit to the capital of Tierra del Fuego.
in the morning there is plenty of sunshine in Ushuaia
but in the afternoon it starts raining
San Martin West street
yes, they have an obelisk in Ushuaia
like many places in Argentina, Ushuaia has a statue for Evita Peron
penguins down the drain? No, it leads to a souvenir shop
in the afternoon we depart for Punta Arenas, time for a last picture of Ushuaia