Getting underway. Our first sight as we headed out of port, late afternoon, was a view from the Straits of Magellan over the center of Punta Arenas. Most of the snow on the hills, from 24 hours earlier, has completely melted away.

Getting underway. Our first sight as we headed out of port, late afternoon, was a view from the Straits of Magellan over the center of Punta Arenas. Most of the snow on the hills, from 24 hours earlier, has completely melted away. Image courtesy of Chris German, INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2012 Expedition, NOAA-OER.

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