Antarctic Sound is a body of water about 30 miles (50 km) long and from 7 to 12 miles (11 to 19 km) wide, separating the Joinville Island group from the northeast end of the Antarctic Peninsula. The sound was named by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition under Otto Nordenskiöld for the expedition ship Antarctic which in 1902, under the command of Carl Anton Larsen, was the first vessel to navigate it.
Castro is a city and commune in the Chilean island of Chiloé Island. Castro is the capital of the Chiloé Province. Castro is famous for its palafitos, traditional wooden stilt houses which were common in many places in Chiloé. The city is also rich in museums and other sightseeings such as the church which was declared World Heritage by the UNESCO.
Caleta Tortel is a coastal village in Chile. It is the administrative center of the commune of Tortel and is located between the mouth of the Baker River and the Baker Channel. The surrounding geography is rugged and formed by a number of islands, fjords, channels and estuaries. Visitors fall in love with Tortel as soon as they see this scattering of houses on forested slopes surrounding a pale emerald bay. Tortel is a scattered settlement of quaint wooden houses, each with its own jetty and linked by a network of walkways and bridges made of fragrant cypress. There are no streets here, and even the fire engine is a boat.
Niebla (meaning fog) is a coastal Chilean town close to the city of Valdivia. Niebla is located on the northern edge, at the mouth of the Valdivia River, across from Corral city. Niebla's beach and folk market are popular tourist destinations during the summer, together with the ruins of a Spanish colonial fort, its museums and restaurants specializing in seafood.
Puerto Montt is a coastal city in the south of Chile and has an important role as a port. It boasts great views of the ocean and towering peaks of the Andes. Walking along the beach is very pleasant and offers many opportunities of entertainment. Also in the port area the visitor can find seafood restaurants and crafts shops.
Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina. It has been described as the southernmost city in the world. Tourist attractions include the Tierra del Fuego National Park and Lapataia Bay. Wildlife attractions include local birds, penguins, seals, and orcas.
Valparaiso is one of the most picturesque ports in the world. The view as you approach from the sea is particularly fascinating because Valparaiso seems to hang on steep precipices. Most of the city is a maze of alleys, winding streets, staircases and funicular lifts called "ascensores"-if you have not climbed to one before, it will be a surprise for you!
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