Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Puerto Williams and glaciers

Yesterday we sailed through the Gribaldi fjord and looked at the glacier there. It was a very narrow and "norwegian" fjord;0). then we continued in the Beagle channel and looked at the five glaciers, all named after countries - italia, germany, holland, spain and romania, one more spectacular than the other!

The ship arrived at the naval base in Puerto Williams around 1630 and then we took most of the passengers for some hikes. Miguel, Steffen and I made it to the view-point at 289m altitude, with the same scenic view as last time we were here. Unfortunately only four or five of the passengers came up to view this.

On our way back we passed through donw-town of this city of 2626 individuals and saw the bow of the "Yelcho", the ship that eventually got shackletons men out of Elephant island in 1917!

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