DAY 13: USHUAIA to RIO GRANDE 220km (9 January)

After breakfast we had time to walk around Ushuaia and its surroundings until after lunchtime ~ this is real frontierland with many Antarctic ships and round the world sailing yachts berthing here (this is not one of them!)

Our ride continues back northwards, to enable us to meet the ferry that will carry us to Punta Arenas tomorrow.

The road over the mountain is just wonderful as the weather is warm and dry however once we get down onto the Argentinian steppes the wind picks up to over 60km/h and makes for an interesting and wild final 100km.

Rio Grande is our home for the night and also the home base of many of those soldiers that fought and died in the Falklands Islands war.

Tomorrow we head for Puntas Arenas our final destination.

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