Having landed successfully in Punta Arenas, Chile, we hit the road to Ushuaia, Argentina – the southernmost part of the continent accessible by road.
A brand-new section of road striping – and a cutout route marker. Chile uses cutouts everywhere.
Plenty of ships pass through the Straits of Magellan. Some don’t. This is the Amadeo, wrecked in 1932. Behind it is the Ambassador, which has been sitting there since 1899.
The eastern end of the Straits of Magellan. Here, a ferry crosses to Tierra del Fuego island.
Some iridescent clouds at sunset.
our first traffic signs. we’re actually in a taxi from the airport to downtown, as that is where our rental car is.
Chile uses yellow lane stripes only in snowy climates. Closer to Santiago, the stripes are white.
The prevailing highway sign font is basically the same as the one used in the US. However, there is plenty of Arial as well.
This older route marker has the country name, as well as a slightly different layout.
Primera Angostura is the first narrows of the Straits of Magellan. The ferry to Tierra del Fuego crosses there, and so will we.
Older all-caps green guide signs are plentiful, but we did not see any that were white with black text.
We broke out the IR camera on occasion. Due to dashboard reflections, the in-car photos were of inconsistent quality.
This narrower style of shield is quite plentiful.
The Y roads are secondary, but I do not know why that letter was chosen as a prefix.
Estancia San Gregorio (thank you Roberto for identifying it!). Google Maps shows it as “Campo Harry”, but Google Maps shows a lot of things.
Another look at the town.