We came in along the coast, the Beagle Channel to our left and the Martial Mountains and Ushuaia itself in front of us. Pavement turned to hardpack dirt to doubletrack, onto a rocky beach and then into the hillside when the beach disappeared. Some cyclists mapped out this killer route into the city last year, avoiding the busy main highway, so thanks to Skyler and Panthea, Cass, and Kurt. Thanks too to all the people who hosted me or any of us cyclists along the way, giving us shelter and warmth and food with no expectation of anything in return, just helping out someone else. Spend nearly two years on the road and turns out there’s a lot of gratitude accumulated. So thanks to you all. Paul and I reached Ushuaia yesterday, we’ll be here for a day raising a glass with some other cyclists and then catching buses and planes to make our ways back home, with one last stopover in Peru first. Photos and a few more words to come, but for now we’re kicking back with our feet up. Here’s to whatever comes next! Be seeing you all back home again soon. -Sam.

Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina, 8 July 2013 – 16 May 2015.

Photo by Paul.

Photo by Paul.


9 thoughts on “Ushuaia

  1. Sam,

    My congratulations on a wonderful trip. Pictures and writing so apt and very interesting. The landscape all along the way was meant to be seen by appreciative eyes and the colors of land, water and air are worth painting, too.

    Thank for letting me follow you,


    May 17, 2015 kl. 12:40 PM skrev Steeling Away :

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  2. You did it! Congratulations on finishing a remarkable journey. Thanks for sharing some of it. Make sure you save all your posts so you’ll always have this for yourself too.

  3. Sam, congrats on finishing what looks like it has been an amazing journey. It always brightens up my day when I get an email that you posted a new installment of your adventure, although I must admit there is a bit of jealousy thrown in there too! Enjoy the rest of your travels as you make your way back!

  4. Congrats, Sam. I am really inspired by your journey and how you stuck with it. I don’t think I would have made it out of Alaska. Honored to have you as a friend. Now come back, please!

  5. I’ve enjoyed following your journey south since Ruth and I met you going the other way in Popayán, Colombia. Good luck with whatever and wherever comes next.

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