Pictures can't possibly do the Perito Moreno Glacier justice because our minds just aren't equipped for this scale. A staggering 31 km across the face and towering to some 70 m height (about the height of a 15 story building), you're never close enough to fully appreciate its grandeur without also being far enough away from its potential wrath. The Perito Moreno glacier ( #88 of #100Wonders) is billed as one of the few glaciers in the world that isn't in retreat, though that isn't technically true. Though her length has remained fixed at the face of the peninsula dividing two glacial lakes, she's continued to lose volume in height and breadth, draining the South Chilean Ice Field above as climate warms. *
We spent a long day exploring the beautiful wall of ice from every possible facet - from the overlooks right near her face, to the faces of the towering ice cliffs via a boat from below, to a short-trekking expedition in crampons atop the glacier herself. As always, neither pictures nor description can begin to explain just how beautiful glacial blue is. The rich ice here were no different... Set off by the greens of nearby trees (the glacier is somewhat of an anomaly - a temperate glacier seemingly too high in latitude and too low in altitide, beech forests grow near her face), the whites and blues dazzled in a day beset by low clouds. The ice here is younger than what I've typically seen in glaciers, owing to its unique formation process (formed by warm, rising moisture dropped as snow over the Andes and compacting to glacial ice more quickly due to warm temperatures ). While atop the glacier, we shared an aged Scotch (a mere infant against the backdrop of 500 year old ice... Ice that may have been deposited as snow when Columbus first invaded the Americas).
... we have finally arrived to Bariloche in Patagonia...in the past two days we drove on “Ruta de Siete Lagos” on a National Route 40...we also managed to get lost and get very close to the border with Chile...when we finally stopped and asked for directions we were told we were not on the map anymore 😳...it gets better...today we arrived to our hotel located on the top of the mountain via gravel road only to find out that our room was given to “Meredith “ who checked in two hours earlier 😳 🤣...btwy...it is a bit windy today...🤣 #patagonia#bariloche#rutadesietelagos#argentina#travel#travelholic#traveling#travelingfriends
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¡Nos encanta la música! Y es por eso que hemos preparado noches de música para el verano para acompañar tus paninis en un espacio pensado para ti 🎼 Ya anunciaremos las fechas.
Además anunciamos que se viene la #Schoolofrock en Futaleufú, para todos quienes quieran aprender a rockear en el verano 🤘. ¡¡Proximamente más info!!
LIVE MUSICAL NIGHTS 🎶🎵
We love music! And that's why we've prepared summer night live shows so you can enjoy your paninos in our patio prepared for you 🎼
Also we happily announce the Futaleufu School of rock for anyone who wants to rock 🤘
El Salto del río Agrio, en Neuquén, tiene una tonalidad rojiza debido a que el azufre es uno de los principales componentes del suelo cercano al volcán Copahue. Esto me hace acordar a que el color de los lagos se debe a los minerales que tiene el lugar donde se asientan. También a que un gran árbol se sostiene en el ancho de sus raíces. O que a pesar de que un volcán tenga su pico nevado, en su interior hay lava caliente. Muchas veces lo que se ve es sólo un poco de toda la riqueza que esconde. La naturaleza es el mejor ejemplo de que siempre, siempre, lo esencial es invisible a los ojos.
Si querés saber más sobre nuestro viaje por la #ruta40, mirá mis historias.
The classic Torres del Paine sunrise shot, although this shot may seem to to be simple and straightforward, but to get it I waited days for just 10 minutes of light slip through clouds. Ahhhh good old Patagonian winds, got to love it.