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Day 787: Perito Moreno – A study in blue

QuickPeek: Perito Moreno!

David is an incredible person! I had an absolutely awesome time chatting with him and It has been a real pleasure to get to know him. A guy with a genuinely good heart and very positive attitude. He was off… Continue Reading →

Day 786: Exploring El Calafate with David

QuickPeek: Rest. Sightseeing. Cooking.

I had a great night’s sleep and got up in time to catch David and Mauricio preparing coffee! Sweet! I had a bit of b’fast and met their other guest Sofia, from France. This being a Sunday, David said that… Continue Reading →

Day 785: Avoiding riding thro the Patagonian Steppes

QuickPeek: Bus Ride. Border Crossing. Awesome Host.

Once I had seen the route heading to Puerto Natales, it was clear that the option to ride the bike for 500 km on the vast plains of Patagonia on headwind was a bit stupid. It was probably a better… Continue Reading →

Days 775-784: Good times with Flori & Victor

QuickPeek: Recovery. Rest. Good times.

Punta Arenas, the home for a fellow traveller and a friend I met all the way back in Panama City! Flori and Victor invited us kindly into their home and it had been absolutely amazing to spend these days with… Continue Reading →

Day 774: Really rode thro Tierra Del Fuego, Contravia!

QuickPeek: Ferry. Rest!

It was nice to have a good shower and sleep in a comfy bed in Porvenir. We got a pretty simple b’fast which was included as part of the bed. It was overall pricy but it was ok given that… Continue Reading →

Day 773: How glad am I to see civilisation!

QuickPeek: Rain. Mud. Grit. Gravel.

Maria, the cook at the Estancia, told me in the evening that there was no Ferry service on Monday. Oh dang. So she asked us to relax and sleep in and leave when we feel fully rested. We took her… Continue Reading →

Day 772: 5 days of Gravel and I am knackered

QuickPeek: Loose Gravel. Rolling hills. Warm. No wind!

It was a big sheep party outside and it felt like I was in a shawn the sheep sketch. One of the farmers would shout incoherent words like the master in the show and there were enough dogs. The sheep… Continue Reading →

Day 771: The highlight of the day has to be the Penguins

QuickPeek: Penguins!! Gravel Road. Tailwind!

The place we had to sleep at Russfin was heated and it was great to rest up in the warmth. We had been extremely lucky and the fact that the people along the way are super accommodating, friendly and helpful… Continue Reading →

Day 770: I wish every day was this lovely!

QuickPeek: No Wind. Tailwind. Sunny. Gorgeous. Incredible Sleeping option.

It rained all night last night and We were glad to be under a roof yet again. I am all for camping out for staying, but with cold rain like this, I am better off sleeping under a roof with… Continue Reading →

Day 769: A real tough day at office

QuickPeek: Headwinds. Gravel Road.

Yesterday my back was killing me. I had been riding in a stiff position to keep the bike upright in the wind and it made my lower back real sore. We decided to sleep in and generally take the ride… Continue Reading →

Day 768: Holy cow, the winds are brutal!

QuickPeek: Headwinds. Gravel. Rolling hills. Estancia Camping.

After looking thro numerous detailed views of the route ahead, I figured, given the winds we might be able to do 60 k days realistically and prepared for the day’s start. We decided to take a while and make sure… Continue Reading →

Day 767: An additional day off before the butting head to the wind

QuickPeek: Rest. Planning.

Our host Fernando had been wonderful and we asked if we could hang out for a day more and he gladly allowed us to hang out. We had some things to attend to and so the day was extremely useful… Continue Reading →

Day 766: Much needed rest and resupply for the long haul

QuickPeek: Rest. Resupply.

I was knocked out in the night and woke up at 9 AM. Glad to be sleeping indoors and our Host Fernando’s place was absolutely lovely. Yesterday I made some tomato Rice with some stuff he had at home and… Continue Reading →

Day 765: A gentler ride, still a kick in the butt

QuickPeek: Headwind. Rain. Rolling hills. Town!

We had about 50 km to get from our lovely little shelter at Camping Norte to Rio Grande, where we plan to stay a day or so to recover and resupply before heading towards Chile. Our host in Rio Grande… Continue Reading →

Day 764: Patagonian Winds, I bow before thee!

QuickPeek: headwind. Sidewind. Crazy Gusts. Crazy Traffic. A Frame hut!

Gosh what a workout of a day it has been!!! Let me start at the beginning. We had heard about the intense winds we were to expect heading North and so planned to do a 2 day ride to Rio… Continue Reading →

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