03.04.2013 - 03.05.2013 62 °F
Enjoying my last day in El Calafate - went to the Glaciarium (glacier museum). It covers the icefields in Patagonia, including Perito Moreno which I discussed in my last post. The views from outside the museum were beautiful. The water really is that color!
Partial shot of the Glaciarium - they like their corrugated steel here
Views from the Glaciarium
Yesterday for my birthday, I enjoyed a hot stone massage followed by lots of good food. Thinking of making this an annual tradition
The day before, I checked out Laguna Nimez Reserve, a natural bird sanctuary that is on the edge of the lake in town. Really nice beach for the locals (and tourists) - very relaxing. Also found my first Argentinian agate!
Horses enjoying the wild grasses in the reserve
One lone flamingo
Beach with sand dunes
Locals with their dogs - reminds me of my little Emma back at home
My Argentinian agate!
On the way back, I took a wrong turn and got a nice self-tour of the town garbage dump - sorry no pictures!
I board my last long-range bus tonight at 3 AM (I guess that's more like tomorrow morning?), heading for Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America. Won't get there until late tomorrow night. Hopefully I will have as much luck sleeping on the bus as I did last time. I will probably stay up until I leave for the bus station, so hopefully that in itself will induce sleep on the bus.
Ciao until next post!