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Patagonia, part VI


These photos are from the afternoon of the fifth day, and then all of the sixth. we do normal tourist stuff like get a hotel, exchange money, that sort [...]
By |2018-01-13T18:08:49-05:00October 10th, 2013|Argentina, Chile|3 Comments

the next AARoads destination?

A photo I took last night of our nearest celestial neighbor. I finally got my telescope-to-Nikon mount set up, so I experimented away! the blue dot at the upper left is the star Spica, about 260 light years distant.

By |2018-01-13T18:11:03-05:00July 16th, 2013|Astronomy|4 Comments

Patagonia, part V


The fifth day consisted of the hike to the Mirador, then back down the hill, and on the road to El Calafate, Argentina. The Mirador view! Vegetation in infrared. [...]
By |2018-01-13T18:19:11-05:00March 14th, 2013|Chile|0 Comments

San Francisco

And now, a brief interruption. some photos from this previous weekend. The Bay Bridge has had lights attached to it. It's tough to tell from here, but they actually move in patterns. Well worth seeing in person. The lights will stay for the next two years, and can only be seen from the San Francisco side. That other bridge that San Francisco is famous for. This is the view from [...]

By |2018-01-13T18:20:23-05:00March 11th, 2013|California, Interstate Highways, U. S. Highways|2 Comments

Patagonia, part IVb


The first part of our hike – up the hill to the campground where we would stay the night. Typical afternoon scenery. A narrow trail that climbs gradually. The [...]
By |2018-01-13T18:21:36-05:00February 25th, 2013|Chile|1 Comment

Patagonia, part IVa


These photos are from the morning of the fourth day, in which we drive – again! – the road from the west end of the park to the east [...]
By |2018-01-13T18:22:43-05:00February 19th, 2013|Chile|2 Comments

Patagonia, part IIIb


In which we are actually inside the Torres del Paine national park. here, we drive the main road to the other end, and back. mainly we’re scouting for a [...]
By |2018-01-13T18:23:49-05:00February 12th, 2013|Chile|6 Comments

Patagonia, part IIIa


This day is spent entirely in Chile. we head to Puerto Natales, and plan a run to Torres del Paine at our friend Roberto’s house. After getting some useful [...]
By |2018-01-13T18:24:52-05:00February 5th, 2013|Chile|3 Comments

Patagonia, part II


Our first full day in Patagonia. Here, we make the dash down to Ushuaia, the furthest-south city on the South American road network. An old bridge at sunrise. The [...]
By |2018-01-13T18:26:07-05:00January 18th, 2013|Argentina, Chile|4 Comments

Patagonia, part I


Having landed successfully in Punta Arenas, Chile, we hit the road to Ushuaia, Argentina – the southernmost part of the continent accessible by road. A brand-new section of road [...]
By |2018-01-13T18:27:05-05:00January 4th, 2013|Argentina, Chile|2 Comments
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