What is special about Ushuaia? Well, it’s the world’s southern-most city (pop. 56,956 from its 2010 census). It is situated at the south coast of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago (‘the Land of Fire’) in Argentina. Also, a very good friend of mine – in a party of five – is there this week and next, to check out the spectacular scenery and to do a hiking trip in the mountains close by. Summer is at an end in the southern hemisphere, but since it’s so far south, the temperatures are only in the 50s ºF (11ºC).
From Ushuaia, there is a tourist boat to The ‘Lighthouse at the End of the World’ some 5 nautical miles east of Ushaia. The lighthouse has been there since 1920.