Category: Argentina 2015

Tierra del Fuego National Park

Costera Senda (Coastal Path) – Paseo de La Isla – Mirador Lapataia (Lapataia Viewpoint) – Senda de La Baliza – Arias Port, 12km.  Today’s outing was to the southernmost national park of Argentina, Tierra del Fuego. A minivan from the town center brought tourists…

Camino Estancia Túnel

Playa Larga to Estancia Túnel, 10km After moving to a more comfortable, closer-to-the town apartment, we went for a walk to Playa Larga, east of  Ushuaia. Along the rugged coast scattered with windswept trees (bent down to 45 degrees) we could see small islands…

Philippe cruising on the Beagle Channel, Yasuko to the mountain

Philippe loves the sea, sailing, anything related to water and wind. Yasuko loves mountains but easily gets sea-sick. Ushuaia has a perfect solution for us: it is sandwiched between the sea and the mountains. So today Philippe set off to a boat ride in…

Crossing the Magellan Strait

Puerto Natales to Ushuaia, 7am bus, 13h ride to Philippe’s dream town, 760km As a little boy I used to watch a show on French TV where the main acts were sailors, adventurors, boat racers, well, Robinson Crusoe type of people telling their adventure stories….

“W” Hike – Torres del Paine – Day 6

Refugio Grey to Refugio Paine Grande (11km, 3.5h) – Catamaran – Puerto Natales by bus Last day of our “W” hiking To take 12.30 pm boat from Lake Pehoé, we left our refugio at 8 am to allow enough time for the estimated 4 hour…

“W” Hike – Torres del Paine – Day 5

Refugio Paine Grande – Laguna Los Patos – Refugio Grey, 11km, 4h We woke up to another sunny day with blue sky. A complete change from yesterday! The Grande Paine Refugio is located in front of the expansive blue Pehoe Lake, and features a…

“W” Hike – Torres del Paine – Day 4

Domo Frances – Campo Italiano – Grande Paine Refugio, 11km, 3h After another quiet night with non-snoring hut mates, Philippe slept till almost 9am. To Philippe’s delight, we had fresh and tasty scramble eggs for breakfast for the first time. Outside it was grey…