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Dinsdag 10 maart 2009
Vandaag hadden we een boottocht "All Glaciars" gepland. Al bij het ochtendgloren vertrokken.
Het blijft hier nog steeds bijzonder warm voor de tijd van het jaar, zeggen de argentijnen. Maar ons hoor je natuurlijk niet klagen.
Alhoewel we gisteren al een portie gletsjers gezien hadden van dichtbij, was het …
... table and begged for help. One of the girls spoke excellent English and Spanish and fixed it for me. I don’t think I’ll mess with the Garmin much again.
The rental car agent was waiting for us when we arrived at El Calafate. He gave us very explicit instructions on how to drive the car and what to avoid, i.e. llama, fox, deer and large birds of prey. We have a Chevy ...
... trees aside, Glaciar infront. We saw this Glaciar yesterday from its north side, while we were in the boat, on the water level 40m away. Today we started high, and walked down, but still we were higher than the water. The glaciar is 60m high. It breaks often. During winter it get enough snow to rebuild itself.It rained in the beginning, then stoprd.
The exchange rate there was 11.
I bought myself food for dinner┤and I┤m taking the bus to El-Chalten. I┤ll arrive about 21-22
... the next morning and after a visit to the local nature reserve, to see the bird life, we set off north to El ChaltÚn. The drive takes you through some stunning scenery. Big mountains, glaciers, huge turquoise lakes and stoney deserts. This far south there are very few trees, the main problem is the almost constant wind coming down of the mountains, across the lakes and hitting you at +30km/hr.
... called. Even the main supermarket in town is called 'Anonima'.
In the background there are always the peaks of the Andes, the mountains of the 'Parque Nacional los Glaciares', behind which sits the massive South Patagonia ice field, which covers 16,800 sq km and feeds a number of huge glaciers.
There are many glaciers here but the most well known and accessible is Perito Moreno, named after the Argentinian scientist and explorer of the same ...