We arrived in Punta Arenas where the highlight was the penguins as already described in great detail by Dani. The other highlight, at least for me, was learning all about the Endurance and Shackleton. Since we had sooooooo much time in this town, we really got to see everything in the town. We made the trip out to Museo Nao Victoria. Here there are a couple of replicas of different boats. The one that we were most interested in was the HMS Beagle which was apparently completed. It wasn’t. Minor disappointment. The HMS Beagle was the ship that Darwin began writing his theory of evolution, you can read more about it here. Obviously, the main attraction is the Nao Victoria replica which was part of the fleet of Magellan that ‘discovered’ the waterway through the America continent. The size of the ship is pretty impressive and at the same time extremely difficult to imagine living on it for months. After seeing this enormous ship, you see a small boat on the shore which I assumed to only be a local fishing vessel. At second glance, you see it is named James Caird. In the back of my head, I think that this is important and later see some plaques describing the story of the James Caird. The plaques describe the Shackleton failed voyage of the Endurance and how the crew was adrift in the Antarctic for over 300 days. Prior to seeing this, I knew vaguely about Endurance and Shackleton but since seeing the James Caird have read two books about it. Simply amazing! Quite honestly, this is what I have loved the most about travelling is learning so much about things that I previously only really gave a passing thought too.