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.
here is Lago Buenos Aires, near the Chile border. on the other side, it’s called Lago General Carrera. here is approximately where we stop for the night, after we get to the border just a few minutes after it has closed.
and anonymous paved roads like this one. It’s highway 40, btw. it’s the longest road in Argentina, and was originally built as a military trail to help guard the Chile border. Most of it has been upgraded to civilized standards recently, but there are apparently (well to the north, near Bolivia) some one-lane dirt segments.
we’re driving around, looking for an electronics shop, because we have managed to fry our power inverter – and thus are looking at being unable to charge items in the car. we ended up finding one – it weighs literally five pounds, and cost us $160… but it could probably power a locomotive.
somewhere around Tres Lagos is this detour, which threw us completely off 40. a bad thing, when we were looking for the gas station. turns out, the gas station has been gone for years. luckily we have 800km of range, and have only used up about 200 of it. Bajo Caracoles is 330km away, and Perito Moreno is 460.