Around 4:30pm on Day 3 of sailing southbound from Ushuaia, I prove scientifically to myself that it is possible to get goose bumps on top of goose bumps even when the temperature is near freezing and you are wearing a parka.
I think I have the same sense of excitement as in1492 although I am nowhere close to dancing on the deck or jumping overboard to celebrate.
Even without the warmth of a tropical sun there is a beauty here that is spectacular.
After days of sailing we are now maybe just hours from setting foot on the continent where the coldest temperatures on the earth have been recorded.
However, I think we have found the right time of the year for a visit.