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... before kicking on with our adventure.
We kept hiking and then got to the last up hill push to take us to the lookout ridge. Luckily there was a stream just in front of the start so I topped up my water and started the push. It took a solid hour up the steepest terrain I've encountered hiking recently and it sucked. The trail was rocky, slippery, and just generally hard work. I was a little behind the rest of the boys but when i got over the ridge, i ...
... discover (and get confused about) the dateline, and finally; they were the first Europeans to see penguins. I´ll talk more about them later but, surprise, surprise, they´re called Magellanic penguins.
There are a lot of Magellan Avenues/Streets in Argentina, since the voyage made its way down what is now the Argentinian coast, so I´m constantly being reminded of the story. It´s mentioned here and there that there´s a popular museum ...
... and up at the towers. It was easily the best picnic spot we've had on this trip.
The next day, we got our camping gear and food supplies together and set off for a three day trek around Fitz Roy. Three days, at least, according to some. We started walking around 9am and reached our end-of-day-one campsite by 10:30am. Even if we strolled and rested at every corner we'd still have only taken another hour or so. ...
... and drove and drove and drove. For hour after hour. We had thoughtfully packed a load of CDs to listen to and (as Nicky and Dan will testify) a bit of Auberge with Chris Rea always hits the spot! It has done for so many years!! And then we hit the grabel. At first just short sections but then we got on to a serious section which was something like 100km. It was seriously hard going at times on deviated sections, easier on others where we were still ...
... all of the things I have seen over the past few months, it really does stir the soul. I feel incredibly lucky to have such beautiful images of this planet in my mind's eye and I only wish that I could give everyone a ticket to come and see it too. If everyone in the world could experience nature such as that we've seen in Mongolia, New Zealand and Patagonia, I am sure everyone would soon realise that the Garden of Eden is all around us, we are all both its residents and ...