Glaciers of Patagonia

December 9, 2018

 Another fantastic trip in Patagonia in the bag! How lucky have I been to spend another 10 day trip exploring the fjords of Patagonia, this time on Boreal.

Once again the weather really was on our side. For a region where it rains up to 10 000mm per year, we had some very dry days out there! After a couple of days at sea, we finally saw our first volcanos and our first glaciers: Pio XI and El Brujo:

 I was in my element again! We kept the pace and continued our way south. The landscape slowly changed as we approached Tierra Del Fuego, and most importantly, the mysterious Cordillera Darwin.

 The landscape became raw, untouched, out of this world. The glaciers, just magnificent! The wind was most times against us, but every now and then we would get a window of calm and make the most of it.

 Our last big challenge was the one and only Cape Horn. Will we manage to see it? To approach it and perhaps land on it? These questions were on everyone's lips for most of the trip. And guess what, we landed on Cape Horn!

 

"I am the albatross that awaits you

At the end of the world.

I am the forgotten souls of dead mariners

Who passed Cape Horn

From all the oceans of the world.

But they did not die

In the furious waves.

Today they sail on my wings

Toward eternity,

In the last crack

Of the Antarctic winds."

Sara Vial 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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