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Peru Adventures with our Irish visitors We had been looking forward to Friday 15th November for a number of weeks, as on this day two great friends Robin and Claire arrived from The Republic of Cork to Lima in Peru to travel with us for 24 days. After a joyous meeting in the airport, dinner … Continue reading
Aconcagua National Park
After our great two weeks of helping on the Finca it was time to start moving again. It was a little strange not driving the mog for two weeks so our feet were getting itchy, places to go, places to see, oh so many of them here in South America. Aconcagua is one of the … Continue reading
St. Patrick’s Day on Volcan Villarica in Chile
We are now back on mainland Chile, a fifteen minute boat trip took us from Chiloe Island to Puerto Montt, and from here our goal was to see Volcan Osorno (Volcano Osorno) It was really strange being back in what seem to us like a mini ‘Europe’ after the wilds of Patagonia, very posh houses all … Continue reading
El Chalten – More early mornings!
El El Chalten with its rugged Andean setting really is the trekking capital of Patagonia. It is situated within Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and is a superb place to explore. It only has roughly 500 permanent residents and during the summer months over 60,000 hikers and climbers are drawn to this area by the great … Continue reading
Glacier Perito Moreno
Glacier Perito Moreno In the southern sector of this great Parque Nacional Los Glaciers is the spectacular sight of Glaciar Perito Moreno. It really is a white giant with its 5 kilometre front which rises 60 metres above the water . Glacier perito moreno’s ice flows down and into the milky mineral rich waters of … Continue reading
12 days in Torres del Paine National Park.
Well the long awaited visit to Torres del Paine National Park had arrived and let me tell you it didn’t disappoint. What a wonderful park to visit for mainly scenery but also for wildlife such as guanacos, huemules, foxes, condors, flamingoes, swans, wood-peckers, and of course the puma , all of which we saw EXCEPT … Continue reading