Martin on Cnicht

Martin on Cnicht

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

A Bus Ride to El Chaltén

11 November.

The 8 am bus left on time for the 3.5 hour ride.

We were lucky. Got the upstairs front seats.

Steppe country. Pink flowers line the roadside. Guanaco and rhea wander amongst the green sheen of vegetation that reminds us of the Little Karoo Desert.

Slowly, as we pass alongside Lake Viedma, the distinctive bulk of Fitzroy draws closer.

Finally, we reach El Chaltén, for a short lecture from a park warden aimed at maintaining the integrity of the park.

Then we stroll along to Condor de los Andes hostel to repack gear and snatch a smidgen of wifi before setting off into the wilds, which we are assured are far more free from wifi than the English Lake District!

Thanks for your comments received just now, Jenny and the Alans. Sue will try to post a 'Dancing Girls' picture on Facebook when she gets a chance...

4 comments:

Alan Sloman said...

Wow.
Fabulous.
:-)

Nightbird said...

Exciting! The bus looked very slick, glad you got the best view. Will catch up as and when the wifi allows.

Anonymous said...

Really enjoying following the blog. The photos of the glacier are amazing. Left me craving more.
Thoroughly approve of your bus seat selection. Always my seat of choice when on Edinburgh buses much to the embarrassment of A&K.
Visited your wee green friends today. All still thriving & post brought in.
Windy, grey & wet here....enjoy those glorious blue skies! Hazel x

Alistair Pooler said...

Fantastic! Enjoying the photos :-) Hope you have a good backpack.