Day 24 – Wednesday 31st October 2018
By plane – plane 1 : 1,080kms/ 671 miles; plane 2 : 2360kms/1472 miles
By public transport – 20 kms/12.5 miles
By foot – 12 kms / 7.53 miles
Steps taken – 18.021
We caught a lift this morning at 7.25am to the airport from the very lovely people we rented our apartment off.
Our flight was at 9.20 am…today we were leaving for our final destination.
WiFi from Ushuaia had been down for over a day due to an optic fibre cable being damaged…well that was our interpretation of what we were being told anyway? Could it have been caused by the earthquake?!
We arrived at the airport to find everything being done manually…yeah you can imagine…eventually we managed to check in and hopefully have our bags transferred internally for the next flight…this could get interesting!
From Ushuaia we fly back to Buenos Aires which should take around 3 hrs 20 minutes then from there we hit our final destination.
We are now off to Iguazú.
This will involve another flight of just under 2 hours.
Iguazú is the gateway to Iguazú Falls in Iguazú National Park and that is mostly what we were going for! Northwest, the Three Borders Landmark overlooks the rivers where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet.
So after being delayed in Ushuaia for 50 minutes we were off.
Take off was amazing and the views from the plane stunning of the Beagle Channel and The Andes mountains.
Once arriving in Buenos Aires we then saw that our next flight had a delay 3 hours due to thunderstorms in Iguazú.
Eventually at 18.05 local time it was takeoff….the day had pretty much been wasted travelling or should I say NOT travelling…do they know how much I could have done in that time!
Once arriving in Iguazú (19.50) we very quickly found our accomodation, dumped our bags and headed straight out again to check out the area.
So for our last couple of days were staying in a bed and breakfast type accomodation. The two guys that run the place, are amazing, very friendly, helpful and cheery.
The guys were telling us about the thunder storm and they were saying a plane had been damaged when it got hit by lightening. Their friend was meant to be travelling from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia today but it got cancelled altogether…maybe we were lucky then after all….I mean at least we got here!
And because I loved them so much here are some more penguin photos from yesterday…looking at these certainly helped me get through my delays!!
This guy wouldn’t speak to me!