Punta Arenas

No Comments Written by Tam on 10/12/2012 in Andes-Trail.

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Wow, Patagonia is windy! I got properly blown off the road by a massive gust 2 days back and have a sore knee and stiff neck as a result. 200km/hr gusts blew 2 buses over in the Torres del Paine national park since we left it too!

We arrived in Punta Arenas yesterday where we have 2 nights in a hostel. It’s quite nice not to have to pitch tents for a change! Yesterday we had a party to celebrate Michelle’s, Sander’s and Harry’s birthdays, then went out for dinner and a bar and more drinks until the early hours. Happy birthday / Gefeliciteerd to all!

Tomorrow we cross the Straight of Magellan by boat before heading back into Argentina for the last few days ride to Ushuaia. A few days heading east might mean the wind will be behind us rather than in our faces or from the side… but the day out of El Calafate was supposed to be like that and we got a rare easterly wind so I’m not going to speak too soon… 53 degrees South.

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