Isla Tierra del Fuego – Island of land of fire

When early explorers sighted the island at the bottom of South America they saw the beaches lined with fires. The aboriginal indians did not wear much clothing so kept the home fires burning for obvious reasons! It is cold down here. Thus it was named Tierra del Fuego. We had a 2hr sail to Tierra del Fuego from Punta Arenas arriving at the small port town of Porvenir. It was the middle of the day and the winds were strong and cold so we decided to enjoy this desolate place and face the weather in the morning.

Porvenir was settled by Chileans and Croatians  in the search for gold. We had a good wander round the town in the pm and dinner that night was Club Croatia – must have been Alan´s turn to cook again!