Alright! We’re just back to Punta Arenas after exploring the Chilean side of AdventureWeek Tierra del Fuego, and I must say it was amazing! I wish I could have shared those moments day by day as we were experiencing them, but one of the highlights of this part of Tierra del Fuego is that it’s still pretty wild, so no wifi, no cell phone signal, no instagram! I’ll be sharing them on the next few days, and there’s also some moments from Argentina that I want to share with you, but first let us show some love to our host for the last couple of days, Patagonia Chile.
Chilean Tierra del Fuego is all about disconnecting from modern life and immersing yourself in this wild, untamed place. In this following series, you’ll see our visit to a fort from mid 1800s, our adventure on a really cool expedition boat through the Strait of Magellan that includes kayaking with humpback whales and the visit to a massive glacier, and a little bit of wildlife, so don’t forget to follow so you don’t miss one of them.
We’ll start small for now, though, with one of my favourite things about the place. Given it is so untamed, highlights can be up to a couple of hours apart from each other, so you’ll have some driving ahead of you. While this may sound a bit off-putting for some, the scenery and moments you’ll find along the way will keep you your adventurer’s heart at ease.
One of these common sights are Gauchos, local sheep-herders that are well known part of the Patagonian culture, always surrounded by their loyal pack of dogs that helps them keep the sheep in line.
Mix their strong presence, a few snowy peaks in the background and the never-ending, beautiful cloud-diffused light of Tierra del Fuego and you’ll get a captivating scene that unfolds before you and mesmerizes you with the Patagonian way of life.
Photo taken at: Tierra del Fuego Province, Chile