El Galpon del Glaciar
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... they knew how nice and warm the fireplace was. After our stop we continued into Los Glaciares National Park. We got off the bus at one point and took an hour hike along a lake which gave us some distant views of the glacier. We could also examine the surrounding mountains and see the distinctive tree line both at the lower parts, due to the rising and lowering waters, and upper parts where the temperature cools and trees can't ...
... back from the face of the glacier. As the sunshine broke through, we sat, watched, ate, dozed and strolled around the site, observing big chunks of ice crashing into the turquoise lake below. It is a truly incredible natural phenomenon, but after three hours, we felt ourselves fading with tiredness (Nadine can barely walk with her chest), and we shamefully headed for the cafe for a bottle of wine before catching the bus home. We had heard of a restaurant in town described ...
... looks a little like a made up Czech character Jara Cimrman, does magic tricks the whole night and gets me to make fire with some magic dust. Only one of them speaks some English and he is the translator. In any case they pretty much entertain us the whole night. At midnight we all have a toast, wish each other happy New Year and then we just hang around, drink, watch the fireworks and chat until about 2 am.
Sobota 27. prosince
After watching the glacier for about an hour we boarded the boat which took us round to the edge of the glacier to prepare for our ice trek. With our crampons strapped on, we trekked for 3 hours and saw lots of crevices, sink holes and a blue lagoons. The surface of the glacier was far more interesting than we had expected.
To finish off the walk, we drank some Argentinian whiskey presented in a Famous Grouse glass - on the rocks of course.
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... to the face.
And that wasn't particularly close because what seemed like little pieces of ice falling down were actually the size of cars. When they hit the water they can split and throw 'smaller' pieces hundreds of metres away from the glacier. Thirty eight foolhardy people, who went closer to the glacier than allowed, have actually paid with their life when hit by these 'smaller' pieces. We were lucky enough to see a couple of ...