Inside, I hope the nice weather and welcoming smiles are a sign of what lies ahead, I have a good feeling that it is.
The Ioffe boarding is on the third floor and fortunate for me I am only steps away from my cabin which is across the hall from the dining room.
Mountains with small patches of snow stand out against clear skies with high fluffy clouds. Besides the views there is just a mild breeze which produces relatively calm seas. This will at least give us smooth sailing on the first part of our journey.
About quarter past six an announcement is made, we have received our clearance from the Argentine officials and The Ioffe smoothly maneuvers away from Puerto Ushuaia.