Category Archives: Argentina 1

Perito Moreno, El Calafate

We didn’t originally plan to go to El Calafate, but we are glad we did. Perito Moreno is one of the few glaciers in the world that is growing and it is big. The wall of jagged blue ice stretches … Continue reading

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Beagle Canal, Ushuaia

We took a catamaran excursion boat into the Beagle Canal. The Canal is named after the ship that Charles Darwin sailed in while he was researching and writing, Origin of the Species. The Les Eclaireurs is the furthest south of … Continue reading

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Ushuaia, Glaciar Martial

We climbed to the foot of Glaciar Martial. You need technical gear and a guide to climb higher. First we took a taxi from our hotel and then a chair lift and then we hiked. The glacier is about 7 … Continue reading

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Birds, Patagonia wildlife

Unusual birds in Patagonia include rhea, flamingos and sheldgeese. The rhea are called ñandù. They remind me of ostrich. When they run, they have a funny gait. They run very quickly, far faster than you or I can run, especially … Continue reading

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Guanaco, Patagonia wildlife

From a distance, the steppes of Patagonia seem to be dry and barren, but the grasses sustain a number of unusual species. For me, the guanaco were the most interesting. I am used to seeing deer and at first, these … Continue reading

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Leaving Rio Gallegos

At this point in our trip, we have moved faster south than the change in seasons. Although it’s summer, it’s cold here. The wind is fierce. It’s mostly in the 40s F. If Junin felt like Colorado, this feels like … Continue reading

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Los Pengüinos

We drove our truck about 120 km southeast of Rio Gallegos to the point of land known as Cape Virgenes to the Provincial Reserve for penguins. Over 100,000 Magellan Penguins make their home at this colony from late October until … Continue reading

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