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January 14th, 2012 | Argentina

Almost Blown Away on the Ride to Punta Arenas…

“Fin del Mundo”, is just one ride away…!! But it could have been a world away if the wind that tormented me for most of the ride had got it’s wicked way…!! We had hardly cleared the outskirts of El Calafate, when a seriously strong wind got up to greet us…!! This was the part […]

January 9th, 2012 | Argentina

El Calafate and the Perito Moreno Glacier…

One of the main reasons people come to El Calafate, is to visit the Glacier National Park… There are at least seven major glaciers that lie on the western shores of Lagos Argentino and Lagos Viedma… We spent our first morning in El Calafate, trying to sort out my Sim card, handing our laundry in […]

January 8th, 2012 | Argentina

El Calafate at Last…!!

As usual, my eyelids opened at dawn’s crack…!! It felt as though I had fallen asleep just minutes before… My Companeros were still dead to the world, and no amount of floorboard-squeak changed their status… Making as little noise as I could, I dressed, packed my bags and carried them outside to load the bike… […]