Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Snow at Christmas

It may be summer in the Southern Hemisphere, but I have managed to find snow for Christmas! I only had to trek up to Glacier Martial just outside Ushuaia. A nice (if very steep) 7 km trek from town, although unfortunately the weather was not playing ball and you could see absolutely nothing at the Glacier or the viewpoints.

Today is our last day in Ushuaia and to be honest it will be nice to head North to try to find the sun again. I enjoy camping, but there is only so much camping in the cold and wet you can take. We are camping non stop for the next 3 weeks or so, but it is much more enjoyable when the sun is shining and you do not have to sleep in your thermals, a woolly hat and two sleeping bags to keep warm! Hopefully I will be able to keep the blog updated regularly during the coming weeks, but internet coverage will be patchy.

Thankfully things have calmed down a bit in Argentina so we should not have any problems heading North, or getting back into Chile. Argentina is a lovely country and has some truly amazing areas of wilderness, but it is stupidly expensive, nothing works and they have no comprehension of customer service or sensible opening hours (a 3 hour siesta is still the norm in this part of the world). It does not take a genius to work out why the economy is going backwards.


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