February 2023- Chile Note- this post contains several videos and also links to other stories We are on the final leg of the Carretera Austral through the Patagonia region of Chile. The road through Patagonia has been challenging and beautiful. This final section continued that theme! The curves were sharp and the warnings of approaching … More Patagonia Region – Walls, Waterfalls, Hot Springs
February 2023- Chile (Note: this post contains unedited, colorful images and videos – best viewed on a screen that allows you to enjoy the incredible beauty of Mother Nature) Group tours are just not our thing. We try to find ways to explore on our own. We try to avoid being bunched up with selfie-sticks … More Marble Caves- Chile (Patagonia region)
February 2023- Chile What is the Carretera Austral? (Spanish = Southern Way) Chilean Highway 7 Of course you can find the answer on the internet. But you can also take a look at this information and see a little bit of the Carretera Austral through our eyes. This iconic roadway meanders through parts of Tierra … More Q-What is the Carretera Austral? A-Patagonia.
February 2023- Argentina As we left the dirt roads and canyons where we were hunting for rock art, we spotted a woman sitting in an alcove of rocks near an intersection. She had a bicycle and a thermos and was trying to stay tucked in, out of the wind. As we grew closer her little … More Put your hands on the wall and blow!
February 2023- Argentina Leaving the extreme mountain peaks for a bit, we headed into some vast flat regions. The highway was dull, but this little roadside stop offered some entertainment. As we pulled in we spotted these two foxes wrestling. We parked far enough away to watch without disturbing the two playful pals. After fox … More Foxes, legends and off road art hunting!
February 2023- Argentina We rolled in to the town of El Calafate and were immediately shocked by the level of tourism. This place was crawling with an international crowd of folks from varied backgrounds. We saw smelly backpackers rubbing elbows with the Tommy Hilfiger crowd at the local brew pubs. On the sidewalks we spotted … More El Calafate and Lago Argentina
January 2023- Chile From Puerto Natales we were able to explore the Torres Del Paine National Park. We were not interested in long, strenuous hikes, but rather slow drives, easy strolls and beautiful vistas. We were very fortunate to have good weather on the day we decided to drive through the park. The second day … More Torres Del Paine- Chile
January 2023- Chile After the fun of watching those penguins, we planned a ferry from Porvenir to Punta Arenas and then a drive on to Puerto Natales. This area of Chile is actually a bunch of disconnected islands and a lot of ocean water. So ferries are cheap and common transportation. Before we drove on … More A ferry to Patagonia- here we go!
January 2023 When we finished exploring Ushuaia and reveling in the glory of the milestone, it was time to point the truck North and continue to explore this continent. Our first stop was back at the shop where we had the leaf springs made. Antonio was adamant that we come back to have everything checked … More Pointing North after so many years!
January 2023- Argentina Okay, maybe not the end of the earth, but certainly the end of the continent. We had reached the Southernmost point of the Americas. South Americas roads end in Ushuaia, Argentina – and we drove there! This is a photo of Ushuaia at night and in the morning. Due to the location, … More The end of the earth!