09 Mar Antarctica expedition on Bark Europa, Part 1 – Ushuaia

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St Christopher tug boat stranded on the shores in Ushuaia.

Antarctica was a dream destination for me as far as I remember. I got a book called “To the edges of the Earth” (loosely translated) for Christmas as a young boy. There were stories of exploration and conquests of worlds highest peaks, depths of oceans and also stories about conquering North and South pole. My fascination with Antarctica grew ever since. It’s been a long wait and at the times I thought, I will never be able to make it. But that day finally came and I found myself on the plane flying to Ushuaia, the southern-most city in the world. And on top of all that, I was about to sail to Antarctica on the beautiful square-rigger, Bark Europa.

It was a long flight from Sydney with almost as long transfer times in Santiago and Buenos Aires. After about 35 hours, I finally reached the “end of the world” or Fine del Mundo as they refer to it. I had some time to spare so I took a walk around the town…

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