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April 11th 2019
Published: April 11th 2019
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On Lago Argentino
We arrived in El Calafate on a rainy day, but the weather has been grand since. The first afternoon we sheltered from the rain in the Glaciarium, an excellent interpretive centre explaining the ebb and flow of the Perito Moreno Glacier. The glacier terminates in Lago Argentina and on occasion advances across the lake to the land on the other side to form an ice dam. The water level on the upstream side rises by 11m until the pressure causes the dam to rupture and come crashing down in spectacular fashion.

Our road trip to El Chalten and our hike to a lake at the foot of Cerro Fitzroy were fabulous We encountered much wildlife along the way The lamb is great..

Today we fly to Mendoza.


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Black necked swansBlack necked swans
Black necked swans

On Lago Argentino
Perito Moreno glacierPerito Moreno glacier
Perito Moreno glacier

On a boat up close and personal
Perito Moreno glacier Perito Moreno glacier
Perito Moreno glacier

The toe of the glacier is 70m tall, with ice bergs floating in front.
Perito Moreno glacierPerito Moreno glacier
Perito Moreno glacier

Advances 2m per day, 750m per year, and is constantly calving great chunks of ice with constant cracking noises that sound like gunfire.
Perito Moreno glacierPerito Moreno glacier
Perito Moreno glacier

A web of walkways and viewing platforms facilitates a close encounter with the glacier
 Southern crested caracara Southern crested caracara
Southern crested caracara

Close up and personal
ZorroZorro
Zorro

Scrounging for handouts
On the road to El ChaltenOn the road to El Chalten
On the road to El Chalten

Stretching our legs
FitzroyFitzroy
Fitzroy

Awesome views on the drive to El Chalten
GuanacoGuanaco
Guanaco

On the road to El Chalten
Rio de las VueltasRio de las Vueltas
Rio de las Vueltas

Viewed from trail to Fitzroy
Lamb roastLamb roast
Lamb roast

Dinner for two


12th April 2019

Patagonia
It is clear from your pics that you are discovering the staggering beauty of Patagonia. El Calafate with Perito Merino Glacier and El Chalten with the Fitzroy Ranges speak for themselves. Patagonian lamb is to die for. You call it a roadtrip. Is it self drive or otherwise?
13th April 2019

Self drive
We rented a car in El Calafate and drove to El Chalten, walked for 4 hours then drove back. The road is paved and straight with minimal traffic.

Tot: 4.408s; Tpl: 0.042s; cc: 16; qc: 66; dbt: 0.0498s; 3; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 3; ; mem: 1.4mb