Trip Start Jan 19, 2006
332Trip End Jan 19, 2007
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Views are amazing clear blue sky with the icy white and blues of the glacier which is about 5km wide and a lake runs beneath it. Is more impressive than what we saw in NZ we think. As the sun is out we hope to see some of the glacier break up and we are not disappointed with sporadic crashes and thuds as huge bits break off and cascade into the lake.
We stop at the nearest viewing point and start our gastronomic picnic with champagne and lovely cakes courtesy of birthday money!
Are sort of really celebrating my birthday today so go out for a posh meal at a restaurant nearby although its also one of the cheapest. All have a steak with a different sauce or accompaniment is delicious. Get a free Pisco Sour too which is nice and a nice bottle of Argentinian red. Very enjoyable all round and finish with some more cakes from the nearby patisserie. Diet still going well obviously.
Today get up early and feeling a bit groggy for our bus back to Puerto Natales. Bus is full as we go a different route back via Rio Turbio a border mining town. There are long queues at both border points which is frustrating esp as there seems to be only 1 stamp at the Argentinian one so they have to keep wandering back and forth to use it.
Get back to a more dreary and windy Puerto Natales for about 2ish and head for another pizza as feel I have had a set back today health wise. Vow to drink less alcohol from now on. Have a good rest too and then go and do internet to read more birthday messages.
We then pack our small backpacks ready for the trek tomorrow, although I am still not 100% sure whether I will do it or not.