Chile to Argentina

A new month a new country. Leaving the now familiar surroundings of Las Torres after another hearty breakfast and the thrills of a grey fox outside my bedroom window plus horses cantering through the hotel front yard, we headed off towards Argentina and Calafate. 1 hour to the border, 3 hours to get through from Chile to Argentina, and another 3 1/2 to get to today’s goal.

The countryside once again is reminiscent of Australia, this time an undulating Saltbush country look alike replete with the occasional sheep and windmill, which are outnumbered by guanacos. And on the western horizon ever present the snowcapped Patagonian Mountains, the southern extreme of the mighty Andes.

Then with 50 kilometers to go the road dips away into the Rio Santa Cruz valley and the Fitzroy Massif appears on the northern horizon. Something else to look forward to.

There is a map J




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Apart from being a photographer I ride horses compete in Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing or Horse Trials. I also own and run an Equestrian property to the East of Melbourne, Australia. In my spare time I run a a Bed and Breakfast and a couple of websites and

2 thoughts on “Chile to Argentina”

  1. Riding is easy competing when I’m this remote a bit more difficult.

    I am mainly using the pictures from the Pentax and a few Olympus compact ones. Haven’t downloaded from mobile to PC yet and would only upload directly if I have WiFi due to the costs.


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