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 of thing – and head north in Argentina to attempt to cross the border at Chile Chico. the Andes, mostly in Chile here. old signs in Bajo Caracoles. this used to be highway 40; now it is a barely recognizable dirt [...]

By |2018-01-13T18:08:49-05:00October 10th, 2013|Argentina, 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 deck is entirely missing; a helpful sign points out that the bridge is, indeed, deteriorated. Fog in Garibaldi Pass, between Tolhuin and Ushuaia. The kaiken, or upland goose. They are almost always seen in pairs. I took this photo in infrared, [...]

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 striping – and a cutout route marker. Chile uses cutouts everywhere. Plenty of ships pass through the Straits of Magellan. Some don’t. This is the Amadeo, wrecked in 1932. Behind it is the Ambassador, which has been sitting there since 1899. [...]

By |2018-01-13T18:27:05-05:00January 4th, 2013|Argentina, Chile|2 Comments

Patagonia, part 0

Dan B. and I took a trip to South America a few weeks ago. Here are the photos from Mexico City, where I stayed overnight and for one afternoon in transit, and also the flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas, Chile. The volcano Ixtlazihuatl. Or Iztaccihuatl? Wikipedia gives one spelling; the highway signs another. In any case, it is the third-highest peak in Mexico, at 17160 feet. The peak appeared [...]

By |2018-01-13T18:27:57-05:00December 12th, 2012|Argentina, Chile, Estado de Mexico, Mexico City|6 Comments
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