At the end of the world

I’m in Punta Arenas, and scheduled to leave for Antarctica in about an hours time.

Flying down through Chile yesterday really gave the impression you were heading for the middle of nowhere. And landing in Punta Arenas felt very desolate.

plane window 1

But I caught a glimpse of the BAS Dash 7 waiting at the airport as I landed. This is what will be ferrying me across to Rothera Station this morning!

antarctic plane

night shot of city