Patagonia

Patagonia

IMG_5063Shout out to Panaderia La Union (in Tolhuin, Argentina, just north of Ushuaia) for the midnight pastry binge!IMG_4755Paso Roballos is one of the less commonly used border crossings between Chile and ArgentinaIMG_4763

IMG_4781When biking out in Argentinian pampa, with strong winds and no protection whatsoever, my tent is no longer an option and so I sleep behind my saddlebagsIMG_5021Puerto Natales, ChileIMG_5032A monument to the Patagonian windsIMG_5049

IMG_5053I think this is the best possible representation of Tierra Del Fuego, a big lonely Estancia (ranch) in the southernmost inhabited part of the worldIMG_5048Sunrise in Punta Arenas, ChileIMG_4758One of the stranger airplane landing strips I have seen, tucked up in the Andes mountainsIMG_4779Dali cloud formations entering Argentinian pampa countryIMG_4854Travelers from around the world called this abandoned house in the middle of nowhere home as they make their way in ArgentinaIMG_5021Puerto Natales, ChileIMG_5015There are many of these Puesto de Arreos, or small overnight shelters for sheep and cattle herders in southern Patagonia. I stayed in one of them one evening and enjoyed the simple wooden bunk bed and wood burning furnace to pass the frigid Patagonian evening.