What Lighthouse?

February 4, 2006
Day 129

I felt a little better today, so I decided to go for a little walk. I took a look at a map of the area and noticed that the "Lighthouse at the End of the World" was happily hanging out near the shore a short distance from town. Not wanting to miss out on seeing any of the "End of the World" stuff that seems to cover the entire town of Ushuaia, I went to have a look.

Ushuaia is a lot bigger than it appears at first sight. I walked over an hour before I was finally on the outskirts of town. After another hour of walking around the Beagle Channel, the road ended. I kept looking for the lighthouse along the way, but I couldn't see it. At the end of the road, I scoped out the surrounding area, and at last spotted what I believed to be the lighthouse, but it was so far away that I could barely see it. I guess you need to take a boat into the channel to see it up close. Yet another reason to ask about stuff before going off on my own.

It was raining the rest of the afternoon, which I have found out over the last week is typical Ushuaia weather. Not wanting to risk bringing my illness back, I didn't do much the rest of the day other than relax and think about my upcoming Antarctic excursion.

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