Ushuaia is the southernmost town of Argentina and is located four hours up the Beagle Channel. In many ways it is similar to Queenstown in New Zealand which is also a centre for adventure activities. Ushuaia is the starting point for most tourist expeditions to the Antarctic and is the centre for many hiking, fishing and off-road activities. In winter there is both downhill and cross country skiing, and also dog sledding, nearby. On 27th January 2010 I went on an excursion in a 4×4 along a muddy track in the forest, followed by a walk in the forest.
In the afternoon Tibby and Vickie Downie and I went on the Train to the End of the World in the Tierra del Fuego National Park. All day there were spectacular views of snow topped mountains and the Beagle Channel.