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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 13th, 2012 | Argentina

“Hanging” in El Calafate….

After our difficult time out on the road the previous day, my Argentinian friends were ready to hit the road again… I thought they might want to have a rest day, but they were on a tight schedule… They had booked their tickets to fly from Ushuaia back to Buenos Aires on the 17th of […]

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… […]

January 7th, 2012 | Argentina

Gregores to Tres Lagos…

The short stretch of tar that took us out of Gregores was a brief respite from the dirt roads… We crossed the wide bridge over the Rio Chico and then were back on the ripio… A long steep ascent on a road slippery with “marbles” took us up onto the plateau where the new road […]

January 6th, 2012 | Argentina

Cuevas de las Manos to Bajo Caracoles…

We shared a packet of peanuts and the inevitable bag of sweets I always seem to conjure up, while our bikes cooled down… “Ronnie….!! Your bike is like a free shop….!!” Ezekiel joked, “You have everything…!!” Earlier that morning when I had my pannier containing my spares and tools open, they had stood amazed at […]