National Geographic Endurance sailed northwest all day, headed to explore the Falkland Islands. The seas were big, up to six meters or eighteen feet! It was an ocean crossing not to be forgotten. Everyone used this day to catch up on rest and reading. The naturalists gave presentations in the lounge while some guests chose to enjoy the library on Deck 8. As the day ended, our onboard doctor recounted his experience of evacuating an entire hospital during the Santa Rosa wildfires! Exciting!
National Geographic Endurance
We returned a day early to Ushuaia to take refuge at the port before a storm arrived. The storm could have potentially delayed our port call, causing people to miss flights back to the United States. We took full advantage of the extra time in port and explored the beautiful surroundings of Ushuaia. In the morning, we ventured out to Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. We went on a few walks through the southern beech forests, saw the post office at the end of the world, and visited the Pan-American Highway, which ends in the national park and begins all the way up in Alaska. In the afternoon, we had another excursion to the opposite end of the town, up through Garibaldi Pass, and ending with a walk down to Lake Escondido. We wrapped up the day with farewell cocktails with the Captain.