Southernmost city in the world............check
Trip Start Dec 21, 2009
43Trip End Jul 17, 2010
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The next day was spent driving and crossing the border yet again, from Argentina to Chile and back again to Argentina
The next couple of days were spent heading north with nothing much to write about except truck problems. We’d stop every once in a while to fix a recour or highrange/lowrange something. The morale of the truck was still good. If our leaders weren’t too stressed, then neither were we. I think psychologically turning the corner at Ushuaia and heading north lightened the mood of the truck significantly. Every kilometre north had to be closer to the equator right? Surely it would be a matter of time until the sun actually came out and provided warmth instead of just light
Geek Peek: I remember my first blog entry I promised that I would provide peeks into some of the stuff we brought with us for this trip. It’s been quite a while since I did one and this time I wanted to concentrate on the digital watch that I brought along for this trip. It’s been a superstar for us as we’ve criss crossed the continent. The boys at my old work will know it as the unforgiving time master of our legendary stair sprints in North Sydney (the Stairway to Hell), always keeping the painful 4 minute intervals.
It’s been with me for a long time and I wanted to bring along a watch that I was OK handing over in a mugging. It’s scratched up to buggery but it’s got analog and digital displays, stopwatch, dual time (so I always know what time it is in Australia), 6 alarms (one with a snooze function when we’re feeling like a lie in) and a countdown function. It’s got a nice backlight function so we can use it at night or when we’re diving. What can I say, it's digital, it's geeky. Only thing geekier is if I had one of those calculator watches. Glad to say I have a travel calculator in my camera bag thanks. Tragic.
Thus concludes what I would call one of our most bland blog updates. In our next blog update, we head to Bariloche, Argentina’s chocolate capital and cycle 37kms in an effort to earn ourselves some fat credits for Easter chocolate.