Today we landed on the southernmost point of South America, Cape Horn. Our transit was smooth as we lived the high life on board the finest expedition ship in the world, National Geographic Resolution.
National Geographic Resolution
We woke to a moody smattering of mist and rain that flowed over the glaciers of the fjord in Seno Agostini, named after Alberto de Agostini, an Italian priest who explored this land in the early 1900s. The priest contributed to the knowledge of the Indigenous peoples of the region. The day began with kayaking or Zodiac cruising in the fjord, the sides of which are lined with beautiful nothofagus forest and impressive glaciers. Kayakers and those on Zodiac cruises enjoyed the wonderful Patagonian scenery before the Patagonian Plunge, which saw a group of brave souls leaping into waters that were a chilly 7° Celsius. The afternoon saw us ship cruising through the spectacular Gabriel Channel, a thin channel lined on both sides with nothofagus forest and beautiful bird life. Condors sawed above the mountains as we traversed the thin channel, and glaciers poured freezing cold katabatic winds down towards the ship. The day ended with recap and dinner. It was a perfect day in Patagonia.