Sunday, May 10, 2009
The Beagle Channel
Discovered in 1830 by Captain Fitz Roy, the Beagle Channel is a major thoroughfare from Ushuaia to points south, especially Antarctica. It is named after his brig called "Beagle." We are traveling on it to get to Cape Horn.
The bottom photograph is of the Beagle Channel taken from the embarkation point in Ushuaia, Argentina on our cruise to Cape Horn. The top image is a mixed media work entitled Turquoise Water, depicting the cold, sometimes tumultuous water so close to the south pole.