31 March – Fond Farewells and Serendipitous Surprises

Monday 1 April 2019

written by Isha

The morning started bright and early with our expedition leader Katja’s final wake up call (quite an emotional moment, I assure you). Following another delicious breakfast and sentimental goodbyes to the amazing staff and crew of the Plancius, we disembarked at Ushuaia for a morning of wifi hunting.

Good bye Plancius with trip flag signed by crew as souvenir

As I looked backed on the trip while going to the Ushuaia airport, the only regret I had was not spotting an Andean Condor when lo and behold, an Andean Condor flew right above our shuttle, giving us a farewell about as perfect as it can get.

Condor in front of Ushuaia mountain skyline as seen on the way to the airport (photo by Will)

An unofficial Plancius reunion took place at the airport with many passengers and staff all travelling on the same flight as us. After a 3.5 hour flight to Buenos Aires (with thankfully no diversions to Uruguay), we ended the day with hilarious stories (shout-out to Charlie’s remoras), practicing our rusty Spanish and eating an amazing dinner with empanadas and mojitos.

Buenos Aires night out with empanadas and mojitos

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