Thursday, April 17, 2008

Lighthouse at the end of the world

Lighthouse at the end of the world
While in Ushuaia, I took a boat ride through the Beagle Channel to faro del fin del mundo or, as it is more commonly known in our secret language -- known to almost no Argentinians -- lighthouse at the end of the world. This is the very same lighthouse around which Jules Verne spun his pirate tale The Lighthouse at the End of the World.
 
I imagine that Cape Horn, south of the Beagle Channel, probably boasts a lighthouse or two of its own. But, as with most things he wrote about, Jules was darn close to correct!
Lighthouse at the end of the world
Cormorants Tierra del FuegoUshusaia sealsBeagle Channel sealsFaro del fin del mundo

3 comments:

Kathy said...

Hi I just wandered into your blog while browsing...these photos are amazing! I'm officially jealous!

Swiss Miss said...

These photos are beautiful...and so is Claudio! Welcome back!

Ryan Harvey said...

I'm reading Lighthouse at the End of the World right now and stumbles across these pictures. Quite astonishing to see.