Lunch at La Biela (Michele Marcigliano)
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel we were met by our guide and were off to Tierra del Fuego for hiking and kayaking. The Senda Costera trial, or coastal hike starts at Ensenada Bay. First was a stop at the southern most post office, which is on a dock. It is also known as the post office at the end of the world. We had our passports stamped and then started the hike. The coastal trail took us from Ensenada Bahia to Bahia Lapataia. Our guide gave us information on some of the trees and plants we passed. She also told us about how indigenous people of Tierra del Fuego lived. At a vantage point, we stopped for some mate tea. The hike continued to Lago Roca where we had lunch before getting into waterproof suits and into kayaks. The kayaks route went through the Beagle Channel. There were many species of birds, all beautiful. The takeout was the end of the Pan American Highway, or Argentina National Highway Route 3. From there we were taken to the dock in Ushuaia where we boarded the Stella Australis. We checked in and prepared for dinner. Our first night on the excursion ship was about to begin.
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