The last part of the Patagonia trip: El Calafate!!
The first time we saw the Perito Moreno glacier... no words...
how beautiful & impressive nature can be!
We stayed at Hostéria Los Notros (Los Notros), just opposite the Perito Moreno, what a pleasure to wake up every morning!! Los Notros is situated about 80 km from El Calafate in the Perito Moreno National Park. It's such a peaceful place, totally relaxing.
View from our hotel room... every morning I quickly checked if the Perito Moreno was still there ;-)
Hiking on the Périto Moreno, quite an experience!
Apparently it's not enough to only see the glaciar, Thom also wants to feel it!
After the hike some whisky on the rocks was served... 'rocks' freshly cut of the Perito Moreno...
On Lago Andino, on our way to the Upsala glaciar. We expected a quiet boat ride... we were completely WRONG! It was WIIIIIIILD!! Glad I took some medication against motion sickness... I would not have 'survived' without!! But again, I've said it more often, the beauty of nature we saw was all worth it... and even more!
I really hope you can see the gorgeous blue colour... no tricks, no photoshopping, just nature... breathtaking!
The Upsala glacier
The Upsala Glacier forms a tongue of ice which is 50 km long, 10 km wide and many hundred meters thick. In its central part there is a dark area, a consequence of the accumulation of rocks, sand and clay brought by smaller glaciers (tributary to the Upsala) which got trapped within this glacier after two ice tongues converged.
The Perito Moreno glacier: 5 km wide, 35 km long and 70 meters above the lake... there are hundreds of meters below the water, can you imagine??
Time to leave Patagonia... luckily we still had some days left in Buenos Aires, absolutely one of my favorite cities in the world!!
The virtual tour of Patagonia is finished... I hope you liked it. The digital album is finished too :)
Time to move on to the next one (still quite some work to do!!).