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big boat dwarfed by glacier

El Califate and the All Glacier Tour

April 2nd 2014
Glaciers Galore and Icebergs Aplenty I was lashed by freezing wind and occasional horizontal rain, but I couldn't leave the deck of our big catamaran, The Patagonia--there was magic everywhere! Gliding by us, all around were icebergs from the size of toy boats to cruise ships. They'd been wind- and water-sculpted into a myriad of fanciful, hulking and anthropomorphic shapes. I saw birds, ... read more
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Argentine Flag Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule an... ... read more
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5th April 2014

Dancing with icebergs
Great shot I presume of Spegnazzini with a Glacier wall over 100 metres tall...speeding between icebergs at breakneck speed...every shape and size. Gotta agree the Upsala Cruise is a Do Not Miss. The way Argentina and Chile manage their National Parks and make them accessible to tourism is a lesson to the rest of the world...and as usual you are there to enjoy them...lucky Tara.
5th April 2014

Dancing with icebergs, indeed!
It did feel like that, David, as we wafted together and past each other--a beautiful dance. Yes, this is probably Spegnazzini though the other bergs at about 60 meters were pretty formidable, too. I must say that visiting parks is a highlight of any journey--lucky me, indeed. I look forward to your blog on these big bergs!

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