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... I descended the 10k pass more slowly than I had been riding uphill an hour previously.
At the bottom of the pass I still hard 40k remaining, which I ground out in just over 3 hours. More churning boring roads into the wind.
Calafate is not a particularly nice place to be. Where Puerto Natales is a Lonely Planet town but with some character and a pleasant place to be, Calafate was only conceived to rid tourists of their cash. Annoyingly, my hotel could not take ...
Day 2 El Calafate Today was purposely a slow day. We did explore Laguna Nimez which is full of bird life including pink flamingo. Just an easy walk from our hotel. The rest of the day was spent exploring el centro.
Day 3. Both the SigSearles and the Williams had an early start. The SigSearles were on a mission to go kayaking near a glacier; the Williams, not quite as adventurous took a bus to ...
... glacier is the only one that is not receding. And its the fastest growing as it moves forward over 400 metres a year. Because of this the front breaks off quite regularly.
While we did not see any major breaks we did see some small ones. They still made huge noises that sounded like huge thunder cracking. And ...
... rocks and lakes. Mikaela and I did a short 1 hour hike to Laguna Capri and took some beautiful photos. We were warned the weather was going to turn bad the next couple of days though.
The next day we attempted a short hike up to a viewpoint above the town. It was wet, cold and windy! This meant that we couldn't even appreciate the view from the top as we couldn't keep our eyes open long enough to see it because of the strength of the rain and couldn't see ...
... a gas pump between El ChaitÚn and El Calafate, for sure. We double checked our suspicions, but were dead wrong. There is, in fact, only one gas pump in this town, and the one guy who works there was apparently taking a nap. AND, there are not, in fact, any pumps between El ChaltÚn and El Calafate. So, we waited it out at the local playground, stretched our legs, played and admired the strength and grace of the horse taking a short cut through the playground led by yet another ...