Ruta J – The Very End

Ushuaia is the southernmost town on our route – and the destination we’ve been telling people for years.  But, it’s possible to drive just a bit farther south. “Ruta J” leads out through Estancia Harberton.  But, what we were after was literally the end of the road.

Since it’s still fall here, the colors were vibrant. Despite rain at the beginning of the drive, the sun finally came out and the day was clear enough to look south and imagine we were looking at Antarctica.

It took us about 2.5 hours by the time we finally got to the end of the road. We imagined there would be some sort of sign or marker indicating that this is the southernmost motor-able point in the world. Nope, just a small naval station. About the size of a house. Also, there were a lot of barking dogs chasing Red Beard. So, we turned around and headed back to a more serene ‘end of the world’ stop.

We made lunch, picked up a few shells and tried to hang out. Turns out, the end of the world as we know it is really windy and cold. So, we loaded up the bus and headed back to Ushuaia.

If you don’t have a dream, how can you have a dream come true?
– Jiminy Cricket

11 thoughts on “Ruta J – The Very End

  • April 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    OH MY!

  • April 9, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    Great ending and beginning! Thanks for taking all of us along. How many times has the odometer gone around?
    Safe travels!

  • April 9, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    wish i was there to drink those bubbles with you and to hug your kid. he’s SO cute!

  • April 10, 2012 at 5:42 AM
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    Larry – just once since we’ve had it…

  • April 10, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    Wow!!!!! Totally awesome! I can’t believe its been a year since we crossed paths (well almost) and 10 months since we got down to Ushuaia. You guys are awesome, Way to go! All the best going north- or whereever the next destination is!?!?!?!

  • April 10, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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    Congrats!!! Can’t wait to follow your adventures back north through Brazil and across to Europe/Africa. I bet you could still make the London Olympics if you hustle a bit. Ha! 😉

  • April 16, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    Wow! Congratulations! You guys did it!! 🙂 It’s been a great journey so far – I’m looking forward to your next adventure. :)) Was it a little bittersweet?

  • May 13, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    Congratulations! It’s been amazing to follow your travels the whole way. I hope your adventures take you through the Bay Area again soon.

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