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 to work in the morning, but he wanted to share with us some more of the region around El Calafate and offered to take us to the Glacier Perito Moreno. As one might know, Perito Moreno is the big draw for tourism around this town and hoards of tourists visit here simply to see the magnificent glacier. My jaws dropped when David said he wanted to drive us 80 km one way to visit the glacier and of course, we all accepted the offer with gratitude.

I slept real well and was up at 8 in the morning. David suggested that we prepare some snacks and lunch for the day and that he would be back around noon to take us around. Sweet! Mauricio had returned after partying at the concert and slept in for a while. But he also got up in a bit and earnestly started making sandwiches for all! A bit of a picnic lunch. We all chipped in and made some grub to go. Around 11, David came back and we packed up and headed out.

It was an hour long drive, one way and the day was a bit gloomy with rain in the mountains. The drive was pretty and got really beautiful as we got to the National park. We rode thro and ended up at a huge car park and took a park bus to the walkway leading to the Glacier.

Perito Moreno is part of a huge glacial system in the southern Andes that extends hundreds of kilometers wedged thro wild mountains. The park entrance and walk way led us to the one tiny little slice of this incredible system, but really up close. I was pretty impressed by the infrastructure in the park as the walk way was minimalist, yet safe and robust with ramps for disabled people to get a view of the Glacier.

As we walked thro, we got numerous glimpses of the glacier. It was incredibly huge and dwarfed everything around it. Only the mountains in the background stood any chance of making it look nominal. The landscape was otherworldly and incredibly interesting to photograph. I spent a lot of time, just taking in the scenery and listening to the groan. The weather was a bit dull, but that didn’t detract from the experience. David was super patient and let us enjoy our time there as he too was enjoying himself. Awesome. It was an awesome pleasure that David took us there and I cannot imagine a better way to have spent my time in this town! Perito Moreno was great, but David was better!

In the evening, David made an Asado and made some veggies for us and we had a lovely dinner! Tomorrow, if things work out, we head towards El Chalten and if things really work out, we might get a ride!! Whoopie!!!

Track Notes

Expenses: SG$ 0.00
Comments: Thank you David! Perito Moreno was awesome!!