A Travellerspoint blog

Relaxing

sunny 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
IMG_20130305_150115_798.jpg

Views from the Glaciarium
IMG_20130305_150043_308.jpg

IMG_20130305_150006_986.jpg

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
IMG_20130303_164701_529.jpg

One lone flamingo
IMG_20130303_165745_983.jpg

Beach with sand dunes
IMG_20130305_180949.jpg

Locals with their dogs - reminds me of my little Emma back at home
IMG_20130303_172432_710.jpg

My Argentinian agate!
IMG_20130303_182230_023.jpg

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!

Posted by BETHAU 03.05.2013 14:55 Archived in Argentina Tagged el calafate

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUponRedditDel.icio.usIloho

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

Comments on this blog entry are now closed to non-Travellerspoint members. You can still leave a comment if you are a member of Travellerspoint.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint