Postcard from the ends of the Earth

My partner Jen's oldest nephew, Liam, has just returned to Blighty after a two-year trip working his way around the world. His final postcard to us came from a place which markets itself as the southernmost city in the world: Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina:

Postcard from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
Postcard from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego.

Jen's family celebrated Liam's return the other week by drinking lots of beer down the pub. Liam had no idea how pleased I had been to receive a postcard from the region where Darwin spent so much time during his Beagle voyage. In fact, until I told him about it, he seemed blissfully unaware that my hero had ever been to Tierra del Fuego.

Fortunately for Liam, he was sitting at the far end of the table from me, so I was unable to take the opportunity to bore him senseless on the subject.

See previously: Three encounters with orang-utans

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks
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