Monthly Archives: January 2011

The end of the road

We passed through Rio Gallegos on the Atlantic coast.  The guide books say there’s nothing much of interest there, but we found a few things.  Besides having a fabulous lunch at Laguanacazul, we found shipwrecks. We headed out to Punto … Continue reading

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Photos: Perito Moreno Glacier

After an overcast morning, the sun came out and the glacier got much more active, calving ice into the lake. Here’s a squence showing the action:

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Photos: Carretera Austral

Here’s more pictures showing what our time on the Carretera Austral looked like….      

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Enforced rest

We’ve been moving steadily since the last update, and now we are taking some rest days in El Calafate, Argentina. Unfortunately, the internet in this town seems to be very temperamental, so I don’t know when I will be able … Continue reading

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Chiloe Island

Because I had forgotten to order one part, we had a few days over New Year’s to use up before the last of the parts would arrive in Osorno.  We decided to head for Chiloe Island, South America’s second largest … Continue reading

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Back to Chile

After a relaxing few days in Junin de los Andes, we continued our wander through the Argentine Lake District. We popped into Bariloche, but after small towns and quiet roads, an overdeveloped tourist city was a bit too much for … Continue reading

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Earthquake (and we’re fine)

There was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in coastal Chile this afternoon about 400 kilometers north of us. Currently, there are no reports of injuries. We both felt it. We were visiting a lighthouse at the time. None of the other … Continue reading

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