A Travellerspoint blog

January 2010

Perito Moreno

One of the major attractions near El Calefate Argentina is the Perito Moreno glacier. You can get fairly close to it on the wooden walkways that have been built across the lake.

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It is hard to avoid the throngs of people, but we managed to find an unmarked trail which was almost deserted.
In the morning it was rainy and misty and hard to see much of anything, but later there were breaks in the weather and the sun came out briefly. The turquoise and blue crevasses were brilliantly illuminated, but I had to to take photos quickly because the light would disappear as fast as it came. Now and then chunks of the glacier would calve into the lake below, though we were too far away to hear it.


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The following day we took the boat ride to view the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers. Unfortunately it rained the entire day and visibility was poor. The boat was full, mostly with an older crowd. Do I include myself in this category? Only if you insist. On this particular day, it didn't seem worth the money, but perhaps if the sun was out I would feel differently. We did manage to see floating ice bergs, some of which had a sculptural quality.

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Posted by jonshapiro 14:23 Archived in Argentina Tagged tourist_sites Comments (6)

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