Perito Moreno Glacier

Published: March 18th 2013
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on the bus trip to the glacier
Off to the Los Glaciares National Park today to see the Perito Moreno Glacier. Up at 6am to hunt for a taxi, or bus company to take us out there. Ended up getting a bus tour for a good price, but its still not cheap when you add in national park fee's and a boat ride.

Once again a spectacular day, we can see Torres Del Paine in Chile, clearly - some 450kms away. The bus tour guide says that there are only a few days a year like this, and on bad days they get 3m waves on the lake!!! Bus ride is good, we briefly see an armadillo brefore he disapears, as well as some eagles and a condor ripping into some roadkill.

We get to the park, and the glacier blows your mind. It is massive, 60m high and 100's of metres wide, and it goes up and up into the Andes, being fed by 3 other glaciers. We get a boat ride up close, and the sounds that is makes is amazing. It moves 2m a day, so there is constant creaking and groaning coming from deep indside, and frequently a crack like a rifle shot, or sometimes like thunder as a massive chunk breaks off and falls into the lake, sometimes creating small icebergs. Hard to describe in words, hence the 20 photos i have posted up with this entry

We walk around the south and north viewing points of the glacier, and not much is spoken amongst the 4 of us. One of nature's amazing creations and gifts.


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Sunrise over Lago ArgentinaSunrise over Lago Argentina
Sunrise over Lago Argentina

On bad days, there are 3m waves on the lake
Eagles, waiting for us to clear offEagles, waiting for us to clear off
Eagles, waiting for us to clear off

Before they can get stuck back into the roadkill. taken from a moving bus so the photo aint great...
The long walk backThe long walk back
The long walk back

switchback after switchback...
Local BeeLocal Bee
Local Bee

Strange looking bee, looks soft and cuddly, and could hardly fly

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