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