Oh it´s just so good to leave Rio Gallegos. The bus to Ushuaia was like seeing a prison warder with your signed release papers. 13 hours gets you to the southern most town in the world! I´m a geek so I looked it up and the nearest rival is Invercargill in New Zealand at a puny 46 degrees 26 minutes. Ushuaia is 54 degrees 48 minutes so it´s south in a big way. 2 border crossings (to Chile and back to Argentina) and a ferry crossing later, you start to see some seriously amazing scenery as you hit the southern tip of the Andes and I started to remember why I am here. And this time I saw the bike going on to the bus and there are no stops for it to get off on the way. We are both going to arrive at the same time. A unique experience so far!
Got met at the bus terminal by Hernan - a seriously nice guy with a car waiting to take me to his dormitory, which just seemed like a fine plan after travelling all day. So the panniers can stay packed and I can have a hot shower for the first time since Buenos Aires. Tomorrow views over the Beagle channel, and maybe, just maybe a chance for a bike ride.
Hopefully get some pictures up tomorrow - can´t post from here....