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Cruising to Antarctica and South America with many photos

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8 hours ago, cat shepard said:

Gorgeous pics! Thank you for sharing.

 

 

 

Thank you , here's another one entering El Chalten . The peaks were backlit and we were hoping for better light in the morning .

 

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We stayed in El Chalten which is a hiking area , but with bad knees we will not do much hiking . We stayed at Los Cerros in the CH. Darwin room . We had a shower and a large tub which has a window overlooking the bedroom with a selfie reflection .

 

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In the common area was a basic breakfast

 

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Some views from our hotel before dinner

 

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We had dinner at La Taperia which was very good . I didn't bring my camera so no food photos . This photo is from Google Maps .

 

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At bed time the wind almost sounded like a hurricane . But it died over night and the sun was out so we jumped in the car for a ride , retracing our steps .

 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to post pics of your adventure. 😊

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I see what you mean by beautiful scenery, thanks for taking the time to post.

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Thank you for writing in  and your kind sentiments .There is a lot more to do an

We began heading Southeast on Route 23 taking photos .

 

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We saw this road sign for some islands far out to sea .

 

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There has been a dispute there between Argentina and the U.K. Malvinas is the Argentinian name and the Falkland Islands is the British one .

 

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Mirador al Chalten

 

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We turned off on a gravel road to the Puerto Bahia Tunel and saw this Guanaco

 

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The mountains against that amazing blue sky. Awesome , in the true sense of the word.

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3 hours ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

Just got caught up with your recent beautiful pictures.

 

Thank you for sharing them.

 

You're welcome . We're still trying to review , cull and edit all of the photos from this trip . 

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3 hours ago, cat shepard said:

The mountains against that amazing blue sky. Awesome , in the true sense of the word.

 

It' s really a beautiful part of the world and the weather can and does change very rapidly .

 

 

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We noticed something funny in the clouds

 

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Stripes 

 

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We decided to drive to the North side of the city where the road becomes gravel for a different view of Fitz Roy

 

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Goose and goslings

 

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We hated to leave such a scenic area but we about a 3-4 hours drive with only 1 gas station between us and El Calafate

 

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Not including stops for just 1 more photo

 

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At this stop Pat found a stone split in half

 

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34 minutes ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

Still enjoying all the pictures.

 

A story behind them all.  

 

Fantastic , we did see and do a lot in the 31 days which is a long time for us .

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Our route would be taking us East on 23 , South on 40 and West on 11 to El Calafate to spend several days there in Glacier country .

 

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Rear view mirror cam

 

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getting smaller

 

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Lake Viedma

 

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A drive by pinnacle

 

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Lago Argentino and our first iceberg sighting

 

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The more arid areas remind me of home.  We have much the same topography here.

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22 minutes ago, fyree39 said:

The more arid areas remind me of home.  We have much the same topography here.

 

We're used to green , warm and humid so it's a nice change for us .

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Another map of El Calafate

 

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We stayed at the same hotel which we visited in 2013

 

 

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It has a distant view of Lake Argentina

 

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On the first night that we stayed , the dining room was filled with tourists and so we could't eat there . Room service brought a pizza .

 

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The group had left early in the morning

 

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After breakfast and picking up a box lunch we were ready to head out to The Lonely Planet's # 1 pick in Argentina - Perito Moreno Glacier .

 

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It about and hours ride from the hotel to the entrance

 

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There are a number of catwalks to get you down to the glacier face .

 

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It would a good idea to unpack your jacket if you haven't already 

 

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It's hard to tell how large the glacier is from the photos but it's about 3 miles wide , 240 feet tall and about 19 miles long .

 

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There are different colors on the glacier white , black  , light blue and a dark blue that we had never seen before 

 

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Once again it hard to measure the scale of the ice chunk  until we saw a boat next to it . It was leaning a lot as all of the people rain to one side .

 

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We did see more calving here because we stayed longer here , but this glacier is advancing instead of retreating .

 

Our video clip of calving :

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wow. Just WOW! Somehow you captured the enormity of the glacier. And the sound of the calving in your video clip helps give a real life perspective to the event.

 

Thank you again for sharing.

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