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... and saw Dennis walking back into the hostel so after waiting a bit the 4 of us waiting played rock paper scissors for who had to walk back to get him, me of course.
We got him and then started on our 25km round trip. We walked for a few km and then came to a beautiful lake called laguna capri. It was surrounded by beautiful autumn trees and gave us our first really nice view of the fitzroy mountains. We took some photos and sat around here for ...
... it round the world, at least, and was the first boat to ever do so.
You´ll have noticed that parts of this blog are history-heavy. I make no apologies, it´s just what I´m interested in. One of my favourite stories in history is the one of the first circumnavigation of the world. Just consider these condensed bits that I remember from a book – Magellan never set out to go around the world, he was just trying to find the Spice ...
On our first day in El Chalten it was time to finally stretch our legs and escape out of the car and into nature. It was a bright, sunny day offering a perfect view of the mountain range so we took a 12 mile round-trip walk to Laguna Torres. It's a glacial lake at the foot of the spiky towers (torres) of rock that surround Fitz Roy. It was a nice walk there but the final stop was incredible looking out across the lake to ...
... quite high, I have no idea! We will go to the tourist office in the morning. Having driven a large number of Kms on a dead straight two lane road, it felt like someone had rolled out a huge section (a bit like a stair carpet) but grey and with a white line in the middle. There was NO traffic and we drove for 10s, maybe even a hundred Kms with NO traffic (it made the Spanish roads that we drove last year look busy!!) . So we just put the speedo ...
... and, as such, we must play our part in looking after it a lot better than we do now, not only for our own benefit but also for those whose footsteps will follow our own.
Distance travelled over land: 741km
Total distance travelled over land: 41,941km
Airmiles: 7328km (Sydney to Buenos Aires)
2,722km (Buenos Aires to El Calafate)
Total distance travelled: 62,873km
Weather: Cold, snow in the mountains and VERY windy!