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Day 3 – Wow, it just got better and better. El Calafate is mainly known for its irresistible attraction: The Perito Merino Glacier, and today we were off to see this environmental marvel. We were picked up early in the morning and as we made our way to the National Park it is located in, we enjoyed the landscape, nature, the fauna and the wide variety of birds. Once entering the National Park, we began to realise why people come from all over ...
... out our plans for the last two weeks. Our ferry taking us back up north had been delayed again. Due to bad weather and an ill passenger it was now put back three days, and therefore little point in taking the campervan we'd booked for the last week. We could get a refund on the ferry and potentially take the van, or stick with the ferry and spend more time in Torres Del Paine, the hiking Mecca of Southern Patagonia. We plumped for the ...
... Argentinian lamb, with mushrooms & Spanish potatoes. The potatoes were just like potato scallops but a bit oily. (still kinda nice though!) I bought a cute little Guanaco magnet (Llama like animal) . Back at hotel it is time to catch up on my blogs while Arthur has a nana nap!. We did not need any dinner. ++ Food & -- exercise = fat lazy ...
... of ice would occasionally break off into the water which reminded me of one of those 2p coin machines in the arcade.
Following the boat trip we were brought closer to the action by various walkways close to the glacier which provided different angles. Photos taken didn't do any justice to the imposing wall which kept us entertained as a loud crunching sound would be swiftly followed by a chunk of ice collapsing into the ...
... is closer to 30km long. It spans a width of 5km and to put it in perspective, is three times the size of Manhattan. It is the third largest source of fresh water in the world. Some years in winter it increases so much that it blocks the water flow between two sections of Lago Argentino when it reaches across to the land where the viewing platforms are. When this happen it creates a dam on one side, where the water level can increase up to ...