Gobernador Gregores > El Calafayte – 343km
This Frenchman started in Buenos Aires, is now in Patagonia, and heading for Bolivia in this – he lays almost flat to pedal it, it has solar panels
We left early to get through the metal section before the wind came up, which we almost managed to do.
Oh wait, don’t need to worry about the wind – its only for palm trees and there are certainly none of those around here, in fact there are no trees
The Ruta 40 has a reputation for wind. I got blown onto the other side of the road a couple of times, and it felt strange doing a left bend on a right lean, but the wind wasn’t constant and so not too bad. I think we had it mild today.
Some pics on the road today.
Big distances between gas stations, so my tank needed to be topped up with our extra gas once – my range is about 330km per tank. and we top up regularly as we never know how far to the next gas station.
We arrived in El Calafayte early, found a hotel and dumped our gear, then went straight out to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Very impressive. When it cracked it sounded like a gun going off
When we arrived it was cloudy, but the sun came out for us.
We heard a huge crash as we were making our way down to the observation area, then waited around for quite a while in the cold wind – saw a few smaller pieces fall. Finally at 5:00 we decided it was time to go eat as we hadn’t eaten anything all day, and we turned our backs, took about 3-4 steps and you know what happened don’t you… we missed a biggie!! Haha typical. Time for food.