The ‘roaring’ forties, the ‘furious’ fifties and the ‘screaming’ sixties… yes, I think we might be getting there. The winds in Patagonia and Cape Horn are legendary and receive their name according to the latitude at which they occur and their perceived strength. Today we had a chance to fully experience the forces of nature that make this region famous. From the comfort of the National Geographic Explorer, we had a chance to observe the lighthouse where a Chilean family lives, regularly for a year, managing the site and receiving visitors to this, the southernmost outpost of Chile. Far back, we could also see the albatross monument, nested by the actual horn (cape) and built of metal sheets recovered from vessels that travelled these waters, when going the ‘wrong’ way around the horn was something to be proud of. In attempting to do just that, hundreds went down or simply gave up. There are multiple stories of ships waiting for months for the winds to calm so they could cross to the Pacific Ocean side, finally giving up and going the other way around the world to be able to reach their destinations.