Salta – Argentina

Salta – Argentina

February 2 to February 4, 2012     Our final day in Argentina is spent exploring the Quebrada de Cafayate, the basin between two sections of the Andes. Erosion over the centuries has created some of the most amazing landscapes. The minerals in the soil, the...
Celebrating the end of the year at the end of the world

Celebrating the end of the year at the end of the world

December 22, 2011 to January 1, 2012 Christmas is a hard time to be away from home. Family and friends are always important to us but at this time of the year we feel the separation even more.  We are blessed to have been able to spend this festive season with our...
El Chalten – Argentina

El Chalten – Argentina

El Chalten – November 28 & 29, 2011 We decide to back track and visit El Chalten and the mighty Mt Fitz Roy. We’d spoken to many people who had spent days in this tiny town in the northern end of the Los Glaciers National Park and only glimpsed the mountain as the...
Los Glaciares National Park – Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park – Argentina

Glacier Perito Moreno Icebergs Ice calving from the glacier More icebergs Glacier Spegazzini Glacier Spegazzini November 25 to November 27, 2011 El Calafate in Patagonia, Argentina is the gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park. The town itself is quite cute with...
Ruta 40 through the desert

Ruta 40 through the desert

November 23 and November 24, 2011   Leaving Chile Chico it’s only a short ride to the border and yet another crossing – Chile to Argentina.   Each crossing is a little different.  This time, the young Argentinian immigration Officer takes her time reading every...
Back over the Andes – on the dirt

Back over the Andes – on the dirt

November 18 to November 22, 2011 Bariloche in Argentina to Chile Chico in, where else but Chile     Before we leave the volcanic ash we head out for a loop around the lake. The wind has cleared some of the ash away and we can see the Andes towering over the...