Arriving in the Ushaia area I felt I was embraced by mountains on either side of the Beagle Channel. The same channel that the HMS Beagle went through, with young Charles Darwin seeing the same sights.
Although the circumstances of us going to Ushaia were not ideal, seeing the surrounding beauty was pure magnificence. Our injured person got safely transported into a small boat and taken to land. We all wish a speedy recovery. Though unfortunate, it could have been worse. We were in the same weather system as the Viking cruise ship, in which one person died and several others were injured.
As we were leaving Ushaia, I said goodbye to the colorful mountains, covered by trees and other vegetation. My student Sara and I will not see trees until our return at the end of March.
Onward to the Drake.
Growing up watching nature documentaries, I find myself now immersed in nature's splendor. As an ecologist I study how ecosystems function. Here I share with you my love of doing research in Antarctica - a place of sheer beauty