Three-Years Ago (19-December-2014) — Argentina

Gone to See Antarctica 2014/5 Day 4: Ushuaia, Argentina

After spending two days in Buenos Aires we flew to Ushuaia. This is known as the southern most city. The voyage to Antarctica on the MS Fram (Hurtigruten Line, Norwegian Flag) begins and ends in Ushuaia in Southern Argentina. You see a sign as you enter the port that loosely translated tells British pirates to stay away. Argentina does not allow British registered ships into the port if they have been to the Falklands Islands/Malvinas. During our voyage the Hurtigruten line was sold to a British investment group. They are going to have to be very careful to keep the ship registered in Norway to continue the voyages in and out of Ushuaia.  Prior to embarking on the Hurtigruten MS Fram, we spent the morning touring the city, saw the Ocean Tramp anchored in the harbor, then spent the afternoon in Tierra del Fuego National Park.

It Appears that British Pirates Are Not Allowed to Dock at the Port of Ushuaia in Argentina. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 32 mm, f/9, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014. (David J Mathre)
It Appears that British Pirates Are Not Allowed to Dock at the Port of Ushuaia in Argentina. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 32 mm, f/9, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014. (David J Mathre)
Ocean Tramp anchored in the harbor in Ushuaia, Argentina. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens. (David J Mathre)
Ocean Tramp anchored in the harbor in Ushuaia, Argentina. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens. (David J Mathre)


In Patagonia, the Wind Only Comes From One Direction. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014. (David J Mathre)
In Patagonia, the Wind Only Comes From One Direction. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014. (David J Mathre)



Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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