Howard Johnson Hotel Cerro Calafate
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... off the Southern Ice Field. This made the first 20 minutes of the walk a little unpleasant. Then we reached the shelter of a beautiful beech forest- 2 species, Northofagus Antarctica (Nire) and Northofagas Pumilio (Lenga). There was lots of moss and lichen and "indian bread", a fungus that attacks the bark of the beech tree.
Lunch was had perched on fallen logs, after which there was a short walk to reach ...
... And Peter and I had our passports taken and were directed to stand aside for quite some time. Started feeling anxious. Various escape route scenarios flitted through my head:) Fortunately we didn't have to put them into action.
Most of the journey was across the Argentinian Steppe - flat, brown, treeless. The occasional sheep, condors circling the new lambs & large ostrich like birds the only life. Last half hour as we ...
... up, take you to a viewing point so you can see the shear size of the glacier and watch parts falling off the front. It's grows 2m per day and those two metres fall I to the sea from the front of the glacier...it's growing but not gaining distance. Then we take a boat across to the island next to the glacier and start hiking up for an hour before we put clampons on our boots and actually walk onto the glacier. We stop and have lunch next to ...
... day we took a boat tour to see the other 2 glaciers.
They are a lot further away and can only be reached by boat. We stayed on the boat the whole time.
We arrived and boarded boat in pitch darkness and began our journey as it was still before 9am and the sun had yet to rise.
... how you meet the same people in random places around the country - we had left Eliot back in Buenos Aires about two weeks ago!
We still had the evening free so took a trip over to the GlacioBar. This was mine and Nayan's first visit to an ice bar - ice sculptures everywhere, drinks served in ice glasses and even the bar was made of ice. After being draped in a warm jacket and mittens, we were allowed into the bar for 25 mins. By the end, I ...