EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP
FALL - 2006
After our four days in Puerto Madryn, the Valdes Peninsula and the Patagonia steppe, we flew from Trelew to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost city on the continent. There was a marked difference between a semi-arid region of Patagonia to a mountains, lakes and channels region of Patogonia. The first picture is the view from our window at the Los Cauquenes hotel, overlooking the Beagle Channel toward the southern peaks of the Andes.
Our first day was a Lagos Off Road excursion, into the mountains, through the woods and along the shore of one of the many large lakes in Tierra del Fuego. We had an asado at an outpost near the lake, and as we stood around the campfire, we had a visitor! He was very edgy but also very interested in some lunch. Some of the other activities included exploring the downtown area of Ushuaia, a boat cruise on the Beagle Channel, and a day of skiing at Cerro Castor