Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Yes, this was the goal for me over five months ago. Explaining the feeling, you get when you reach a goal, no matter how hard is difficult to explain.
Riding into Ushuaia, for some reason, I got a little emotional. No shouting out yeeha or anything like that. All that happened was that I visually traveled through my mind all the great times and tough times, like walking all my luggage through sand, coming off the bike (twice) and other experiences.
It is not that the journey is that demanding, anyone who had a bike, a little money, patience and a little bit of grit can do it, the fact that only a small percentage make it for a variety of reasons just makes it all the more satisfying.
The day started pretty badly in Rio Grande, as the hotel I was staying at was trying to hold me hostage over a broken lamp, a lamp I might add that was broken when I arrived in my room. And it was broken, just the head of the lamp was detached. That cost me 30 minutes.
I left Rio Grande in the early morning for the 120-mile journey to Ushuaia. The ride was quite nice, and the weather was getting better, although still overcast.
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
Ushuaia is a resort town in Argentina. It’s located on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, the southernmost tip of South America, nicknamed the “End of the World.” The windswept town, perched on a steep hill, is surrounded by the Martial Mountains and the Beagle Channel. It’s the gateway to Antarctica cruises and tours to nearby Isla Yécapasela, known as “Penguin Island” for its penguin colonies. From Wikipedia
Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
Tierra del Fuego is an Argentine province. The province had been inhabited by indigenous people for more than 12,000 years since they migrated south of the mainland. It was first discovered by a European in 1520 when spotted by Ferdinand Magellan. From Wikipedia
Cabañas Ushuaia Nice apartments (although dated furnishings) with deck and nice views of Ushuaia. The lady who operated these was nice; they also run a lovely little pastry shop downstairs. My only issue was WiFi which was pretty poor. All in all a great stay and something nice to come home to each evening!