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We were going to leave around 7 am but the leaders wanted to double check the breaks and such to ensure nothing was damaged from our episode in the sand. Because of this, it was about 7:45 before we got on the road. Nonetheless, we had a gorgeous sunrise over the ocean. The drive today became more beautiful as we continued south. Although it was still very arid, we passed by more hills and as we neared El Calafate, we encountered snow covered ...
... run out of my first 3 choices of dish and then took an hour to serve me pasta with tomato sauce. I skipped dessert and had a chocolate bar just up the road.
I met some Italian bikers at the Chilean frontier and convinced them not to bike into Torres del Paine - too much traffic and nowhere to stow bikes. They changed their plan to do as I had and bus from Puerto Natales.
At the Chilean exit border I was stuck behind a noisy tour group. An annoying delay. I then ...
... 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
tour today was to the world famous Perito Moreno glacier. We travelled on a
mini bus along a dirt road through the surrounding Patagonian steppes stopping
at a local ranch for a coffee break. In the building they had 2 stuffed animals
perched on the exposed rafters: a puma and a condor which was even bigger than
we thought. After an hour we hit the main tarred road to the glacier and then
set off for ...
... down some stairs. She apparently owns a summer house just down the road and has come down for the weekend and was checking out a new amphitheatre that is being built.
Our hotel is great, best one of the entire trip with a cosy lounge with bar and TV and a spa bath in our room. There is also a games room and some gym equipment for the super enthusiastic. As it is getting quite late we head straight out for a ...