Category Archives: Patagonia

Patagonia flies

Dawn and I presented our Patagonia Adventure to the local chapter of Trout Unlimited. About 70 people were in attendance. It was lots of fun and well received. I took some photos of the unique flies we bought in Argentina.

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Goodbye, Patagonia

After hiking up to the Mirador Torres del Paine and down to the “Jeep,” I was tired. I had driven 1.5 hours to the park and hiked about 7 hours. I had another 1.5 hours drive back to the Estancia. … Continue reading

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Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine is an icon, certainly for Chile, but more generally for Patagonia and southern South America. Guide books and tourist books prominently feature its photo. Granite peaks and towers soar from sea level to about 9,000 feet. Although … Continue reading

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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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