We drive to Puerto Madryn to watch the whales that come into a very large lagoon with their babies before setting off for the cooler Antarctic waters. On the way, Debbie clocks up yet more roadkill. She now has 4 spiders and two snakes to her credit while I have yet to get off the […]
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Off the beaten track
Has anyone seen a penguin?
Today we have a 600km dash across Argentina to the Atlantic coast to pick up Daniel who has flown out for Christmas in a most convoluted route that took in Toronto, Santiago and Buenos Aires before arriving in Trelew (another Welsh outpost). After 3 hours, 5th gear returned (French car remember). The trick is to […]
Enjoy the short video! we miss everyone, take care. Lots of love Sven (James) & Debbie Christmas message
Why didn’t all the Welsh come here?
Onwards another 290kms south to a town called Esquel on the borders of a National park called Los Alerces. It was originally an offshoot of a Welsh Colony at Chubut and still has something of a pioneer feel about it being an open town in the middle of fertile, breezy valley with a backdrop of […]
Heart of Argentina’s Lake District
We pull into Bariloche beautifully situated at the other end of Lake Nahuel Huapi at the foot of Cerro Otti. Another tourist town geared for winter skiing with numerous hotels, bed and breakfast lodgings, expensive restaurants and chocolate shops amongst its chalet-style stone and wooden buildings. At this point the car gave up, completely refusing […]
We move on to Villa La Angostura taking a route known as the ‘Seven Lakes Drive‘. The road was unpaved, the surface not too bad but topped with loose stone, some of them rather large, and the underside of our magnificent car took a considerable hammering after which 5th gear disappeared. The seven lakes were […]
Patagonia here we come!
We are hiring a car to drive through the country. Of course I had planned the journey with my usual military precision but, unfortunately, this collapsed at the first sign of trouble: the hire car company had rented out the car they reserved for us until the following day so that we had to choose […]