Saturday, 24 December 2016

Southern Argentina

Today's agenda is to make it to National Park "Torres Del Paine" Region de Magallanes y Antartica Chilena. To do this we will again have to leave Argentina and re enter Chile. Nothing like a border crossing to make your day, maybe we should pack a lunch. All that standing in line makes a guy hungry. Again cold and windy, kinda reminds me of the Bob Seger tune "Against the Wind"  the wind never stops. We make it to the Argentinian border later in the day, was actually a breeze getting through. Then you travel about 12 kms of gravel and get to the Chilean crossing. Now to enter Chile, papers, papers and more papers. After about an hour we are through, but not until they brought out a dog to sniff the bikes and gear. The dog was actually better looking than the handler.Green light, thumbs up let's go. Soon we enter the park, we must register to camp. The girl who does the registration, asked us where in Canada we were from. Thrilled to know we were from Vancouver Island, as she spent a summer in Campbell River, working in the hospitality industry. So with that we felt obligated to give her a hard time, all in good fun.
The ride in was a fantastic experience slow, winding, scenery to die for, keep your eyes on the twisty gravel road or that just may happen. We made it to the "Camping Pehoe" campground.It was awesome, beautiful private remote sites, hot showers and shelters to put your tents under if you wish. No fires are allowed here. Breathtaking Scenery!!
Al Nino

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