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... and saw Dennis walking back into the hostel so after waiting a bit the 4 of us waiting played rock paper scissors for who had to walk back to get him, me of course.
We got him and then started on our 25km round trip. We walked for a few km and then came to a beautiful lake called laguna capri. It was surrounded by beautiful autumn trees and gave us our first really nice view of the fitzroy mountains. We took some photos and sat around here for ...
... what is now Indonesia/Malaysia; 250 men left Spain on five ships, only 18 returned on one (the Victoria); the world was three times bigger than anyone realised (they thought it would take a few months but it took over two years); the voyage discovered the Pacific Ocean and it is called that because of them (it was an ocean of pacified winds); since the 18 men that made it were the first to go around the world, they were also the first ...
On our first day in El Chalten it was time to finally stretch our legs and escape out of the car and into nature. It was a bright, sunny day offering a perfect view of the mountain range so we took a 12 mile round-trip walk to Laguna Torres. It's a glacial lake at the foot of the spiky towers (torres) of rock that surround Fitz Roy. It was a nice walk there but the final stop was incredible looking out across the lake to ...
... quite high, I have no idea! We will go to the tourist office in the morning. Having driven a large number of Kms on a dead straight two lane road, it felt like someone had rolled out a huge section (a bit like a stair carpet) but grey and with a white line in the middle. There was NO traffic and we drove for 10s, maybe even a hundred Kms with NO traffic (it made the Spanish roads that we drove last year look busy!!) . So we just put the speedo ...
... which always encompasses at least several different monolithic mountains, endless smaller mountains rolling out as far as the eye can see and lakes where the colour of the water quite literally brings a tear to your eye. (To also look at your watch and realise that at home it is 10.30am on a cold and rainy Wednesday morning in January, while you are half way up a mountain, is also a pretty amazing feeling!)
As I type this blog and think not only about ...