Kau Tapen Lodge
Travel Blogs from Rio Grande
... edge of the Magellan straights. Along with many BIG trucks we boarded the ferry to cross this rather rough body of water.
Black and white dolphins were playing in front of the boat as it pulled away. The crossing was only 30 minutes.
Drove on, past large sheeps herds, horses, cows, emu's, Guanacos, foxes, and of course more bare hilly land.
Stopped for ...
... the problem related to bottled or draught.
Once again the reply was unintelligible.
Anyway compared with many of our border experiences Chile and Argentina are a piece of cake, and we got to Rio Grande at 5.00pm. Unfortunately the campsite was closed, so we went looking for a petrol station to stay at, and on the way we were overtaken by a French couple we had met in St Julian. His response on finding the camp site closed was to ...
... the water and watched it playing in the water, noting its’ black and white markings – looked like a mini orca.
Once across we carried on across the Tierra Del Fuego (time now seeming to drag) where all the roads are actually unpaved dirt tracks. The bumping and the noise added to our frustration as we trundled along, just wanting to get there as soon as possible.
Eventually we arrived at the Chilean exit border and after a 30 ...
... who come in from Uruguay for a month in the spring. Also fully intact was the old shop that was run from the premises, This supplied the workers, and there were rusty old scales, packets of biscuits, candles etc etc. Although the estancia facilities are modernised, the whole enterprise felt very natural, working with the environment. It helped that nothing went to waste; animals were transported in trailers cobbled together from bits of old trucks, ...
... any 4 x 4 so …. Why not? The 4 x 4 section was not that long but we ended near a beaver dam above Lago Escondido, one of the lakes which with the strong wind had white horses racing across the wave tops.
After lunch, there was a 40 ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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