Complejo Turistico Lo de Tomy
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... the lake, which has obviously calved recently leaving stunning icebergs in the lake. While we were admiring we watched one of the small icebergs break in half and both bits roll over. Not as spectacular as Antarctica.
After we saw this, Dennis and i were on a mission to catch one. We spotted a nice smallish looking one so we coasted it to shore. Forgetting everything we had learned in Antarctica, the ...
... what is now Indonesia/Malaysia; 250 men left Spain on five ships, only 18 returned on one (the Victoria); the world was three times bigger than anyone realised (they thought it would take a few months but it took over two years); the voyage discovered the Pacific Ocean and it is called that because of them (it was an ocean of pacified winds); since the 18 men that made it were the first to go around the world, they were also the first ...
Before we came, we read about what we might see en route but, having started the drive you don't see much of anything. And then as you start to get into Patagonia you do start to see things. So here is a list of the things we have seen - or at Keats think we have| Chimangas - birds of the hawk family Mora ...
... after the captain of the Beagle) began walking through forest with our local guide Peru. Lots of twisted broken tree trunks, felt a bit like a fairy tale forest but Peru explained it's actually to do with the climate, storms, thin soil and parasites. The view kept getting better as we moved round the glacier, got to the camp at bottom of the mountain after a few hours. We refilled water bottles from streams and then the long climb up the very BIG ...
... glacier immediately reminded me of: the first is a giant blue loaf of bread where the face of the glacier looks exactly as bread does when you cut off your first neat slice, the second is its texture - it looked exactly like it was made of polystyrene! Either way, to stand at the face of an advancing glacier is definitely one of those "pinch yourself" moments: not only was I facing something that I had dreamed of seeing for so long, but I was also facing something that ...