Our first full day in Ushuaia we go up and enjoyed a nice breakfast in our hotel before heading over to the old prison museum for a quick tour. Ushuaia was initially set up as a penal colony and a way for Argentina to stake a land claim to the base of the continent.
|A section of the refurbished prison|
|The old section of the prison - without any updates it was freezing inside...|
|Bathrooms in the prison|
The train winds up through the park and then at the end we are back on the bus to drive down to where the highway ends.
|Km 3079 - the end of Route #3 in Argentina|
|Here we are - bottom of South America|
We wandered happily into town, grabbed a quick lunch, and then stopped by a local wine shop to buy a few bottles of wine to enjoy on the trip and a bottle of champagne that we planned to pop open after our first day at the Emperor Penguin rookery.
|Just before boarding - we are on our way...|