Fin del Mundo--End of the WorldDecember 10, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C
We sailed to Cape Horn overnight and jumped in our zodiacs before breakfast for a stroll on Hornos Island (latitude: -55° 56' 29.99" and longitude: -67° 16' 9.00" W...check it out!). It looked much like the Oregon Coast, complete with drizzle. Seas were surprisingly calm for an area with an historically wild and crazy reputation.
Later in the day we went ashore at Walaia Bay in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and learned more about the nomadic Yaghan (Yamana) indigenous people who once lived there and were decimated by pious intentions, European diseases, and conflicting world views--an all too familiar story.
We have been blessed with great weather to this point. The temperature at 4:00 p.m. was 58°--still normal.Read more