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 →
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.
Parque National Torres del Paine
Ok, now we are heading North! Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales to restock. It was time to head bush again to the mind blowing scenery of one of the most amazing parks in the world – Parque National Torres del Paine. We spent 3 days and 4 nights here and will let the pictures tell... Continue Reading →
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 →
500km, king penguins and gale force winds…
Head North, turn left and cross the border back into Chile at San Sebastian and head out on the dirt to a large inlet on the Magellan Straight to visit a King Penguin colony. What a privilege - the only colony of King Penguins that you can drive to! All the others are on islands... 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 →
Getting to the ‘start’ of our journey!
We haven't mentioned the pink flamingos up until this stage although we have been seeing them since we first entered Argentina about three weeks ago. Not in the way you see them on David Attenborough's documentaries, just in small groups off in the distance, usually as we travel past wet land areas. They are easy... 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 →
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 →