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Le mauvais temps s'est aggravé, le vent est de plus en plus fort et cette nuit, il a neigé sur les sommets (nous sommes le 8 mars, ce qui correspond au 8 septembre chez nous…). Il neige même un peu quand nous prenons la voiture. Nous avons hâte de retrouver la douceur d’El Calafate.
La neige qui s’est déposée sur les …
... day early, but found me an alternative.
I spent the following day around the Perito Moreno Glacier, which is every bit as stunning as I had heard. I went on a boat trip to see it, then walked around the viewing platform. There were hundreds of other tourists, but the site so big that it did not really matter. The glacier is 6k across, with a bigger surface area than Buenos Aires.
I bumped into two French guys who I had previously met in Torres del Paine. ...
Saturday 27th December
At about 11 am we take a 24 h bus to El Calafate. The journey is a little confusing at the beginning. Firstly because the bus we are told to get on does not say it goes to El Calafate, I ask and the driver tells me it is not the right bus, but in the ticket office they tell Femi it is our bus. We get on and hope for the best. After about an hour it is evident that the bus reached its final destination and everyone is getting off. So we ...
... back to camp. On the way back we did a detour up the Rio Blanco valley through a truly enchanted forest.
Back at camp, Matias had cups of tea and lots of food laid out. the rest of the afternoon was spent enjoying the view, sunshine, conversation and the appreciation of being able to go to the creek, fill the water bottle and drink it!
Merlin asked permission to go to town to organize a few things ...
... I am writing this from El Chalten . Our bus journey became more interesting the further we drove. Especially interesting once the lake and a couple of glaciers came into view. Our bus stopped at the national park office on the way in. Here the ranger explained what to expect on the various walks. A great idea because it saved us some time. As it turned out , timing was critical. Half of our 10 km walk after lunch was completed ...