Perito Moreno Glacier

You may have seen the shots we took of the glacier in Torres del Paine. We took a cruise on a catamaran across Laguna Grey to see the glacier up close and it was a great experience. However, we drove out to Perito Moreno Glacier the day before Christmas and were completely blown away! If... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas

We're spending Christmas in a campground in El Calafate (back in Argentina where the beer is cheaper!) The photo is obviously not from here but we like the festive message. Merry Christmas to you all. Stay safe and well.

Back on the mainland

The alternative ferry to travel back to the mainland leaves from Porvenir. It was delayed due to the wind (surprise, surprise) but after a short wait we had a pleasant crossing, arriving in Punta Arenas after a 2 hour trip. After saying we are now heading north, Tom and Jen and the two of us... Continue Reading →

North to Alaska!

So... from here on, we head north towards Alaska. The challenge for us will be timing. There is so much to see along the way. Our first night out of Ushuaia, we visited the Estancia Harberton and camped on a river in view of the Beagle Channel. This was the first Estancia (farm) on the... Continue Reading →

Tierre del Fuego

Land of Fire Isla Grande Tierre del Fuego (obviously Big Island!) is shared between Argentina and Chile – the border is a straight line running north to south, giving them ownership of roughly the same amount of land on the island. Travelling from the North, it’s flat, stark, windswept Patagonian steppe, often dotted with sheep... Continue Reading →

Pinguinos, pinguinos everywhere!

Right down at the bottom of Argentina, before you cross the border into Chile, is a place called Cabo Virgenes that overlooks the Estrecho de Magallahes (Magellan Straight). To get there, you travel on a rough dirt road for about two and a half hours and from the lighthouse at the point, you look over... Continue Reading →

Changing direction

Sunday 2nd     Today was the day we changed direction. We have been heading South mostly on the RN 40 for nearly 2 weeks but it was time to head back to the East Coast. This meant leaving the mountains and the sensational scenery of the Lakes district that had been entertaining us greatly. The shortest... Continue Reading →

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