Puerto Williams, Chile: Picture of the Week
Last year, I wrote about my maiden small aircraft flying experience in Ushuaia, Argentina. It was one of the most exciting rides in my life. I was riding with Aero Club Ushuaia and you can read my experience here.
The one hour flight was inclusive of Beagle Channel and we were flying at the borders of Chile. As we flew over the Penguins Island, the pilot pointed out a small port on the other side of the channel.
It is the Puerto Williams or Port Williams. It is a Chilean port and it is located at Isla Navarino, the capital of the Chilean Antartic Province. The population is over 2,000 and it is sometimes considered the southernmost city in the world, the title which is held by the much bigger Ushuaia at the northern side of the Beagle Channel. The place was named after John Williams Wilson, and English captain who founded Fuerte Bulnes. He was known locally as Juan Guillermos.
I managed to capture Puerto Williams with my camera using a high shuttle speed with a zoom lens on the aircraft. This is the best picture I’ve taken and it is the picture of the week. Hope you all like it.