Patagonia Journals

PATAGONIA, At th Bottom of the World

A January 2001 trip to Patagonia by dickbook

Quote: This the first chapter of my recently published book. It is an account of a trip to Patagonia. The rest of the book is carefully researched material on various aspects of the region.

PATAGONIA, At th Bottom of the World

Overview

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Standing on an island surrounded by 200,000 penguins.

Being within a few hundred feet of a gigantic glacier and listening to the sounds of the creaking--groaning --crashing coming from the glacier.

Seeing one glacier after another as our ship sailed up the Avenue of the Glaciers in the Beagle 'channel

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As we got off the plane at Punta Arenas a strong gust of wind blew a broad-brimmed hat off a tour group member’s head. I retrieved the hat and wondered if this violent wind is typical of the area. I later learned that indeed it is! The area around the airport is flat and fairly desolate. The modern bus that took us to the ship stopped first at a restaurant for lunch and then routed us to the Museum Saliesano. The museum is dark with a dusty odor. The stuffed animals are lumpy but the museum is interesting. Its exhibits show many of the artifacts of the now-extinct Indians as well as early-day life in Patagonia. It displays some models showing the industrial processes of modern-day technology now...Read More