27 November 2011

End of the World

Early morning in the Beagle Channel, from Ushuaia. Not far to go to Antarctica, but unfortunately that's out of the question for me. Soon I start travelling north, and I doubt I'll ever again return this far south in this lifetime.

A strange feeling.

[26 November 2011, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 100–300 mm at 100 mm, ISO 200, 1/640 at f11]

All content © 2011 Pete McGregor


Zhoen said...

I wouldn't bet against you getting to the southern continent.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, I so hope your optimism proves justified.

butuki said...

Somehow you never expect to see a quiet photograph of calm seas in Tierra del Fuego. You expect wild waves and furious clouds.

I can't tell you how deeply moving and meaningful this image is for me. Precisely because of where you are. But also because you uploaded it on my birthday... and because I received frightening and terrible news about my disease two days ago. To go to Tierra del Fuego has been a dream since I was a little boy, so seeing this image now gives me hope that I can still do it.

(these blogger word verifications can be oddly ominous at times... such as today being "wolff")

pohanginapete said...

Miguel, I'm so sorry to hear of your terrible news. I truly hope it proves less awful than it sounds. I also hope you get to Patagonia — I've found it wonderful, and although it's expensive, the expense is relative to other parts of South America. It's still cheaper than New Zealand (although that depends on how you travel, where you stay, and so on. In fact, the similarities between Patagonia and Aotearoa are remarkable, so much so that I have to keep reminding myself not to focus on comparisons.

This photograph is of the Beagle Channel, which is relatively sheltered. The sea's never been anything but mellow while I've been here, but I imagine venturing beyond the fjords would be an entirely different matter.

Belated best wishes for your birthday, Miguel. The coincidence of posting this photograph on your birthday delights me.