Near the southern-most point of Argentina, where the Strait of Magellan strikes and pulls at the land, Ricardo Fenton’s ancestors established a sheep ranch. Most of the other first settlers came for the gold rush of the 1880s. Now, most guests here work on the rigs that burn gas in flares offshore. The current guest house is built out of shipwrecks that the Strait spat out.
For lunch on Good Friday, Ricardo and his family ate a lamb that they had had roasted for a few visitors. They told the visitors to try the ribs. The daughter, Erin, and the oldest son, Joel, are 13 and 11 and rattled off the names of soccer teams. After lunch, they went back to their house to do their homework, and Ricardo showed the visitors how to shear a sheep.