Argentina

Glacier Perito Moreno

Glacier Perito Moreno

El Calafate

Patagonia

Argentina

May 16, 2012

My Dear Family and Friends,

From my perch on a boulder in the middle of this glorious outdoor refrigerator-icebox, I tread along the rocky shoreline of the frigid water nearby.  I stare at the thick plateau of advancing ice.  I gaze at the black and white mountains beyond.  Under three layers of clothing, I sit here alone.   Once again, alone…. 

….Thanks to Diego Linares….

Beagle Channel

Ushuaia   

Tierra del Fuego

Argentina

May 14, 2012

Dear Friends,

After I posted my first letter and photos from Ushuaia, I received these two comments:

“Why do you spend more than one day in Ushuaia?”  Wrote one friend.

“This is a place I don’t need to visit, thank you.”   Wrote another friend.

Everyone is entitled to her opinion and reaction.   Perhaps my new photos will have a positive effect?

Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego

Ushuaia

Tierra del Fuego

Patagonia

Argentina

May…

Dear Friends,

Here’s the short version of my latest story from Argentina:

I met Susanna on my flight to Ushuaia.

At the airport, I suggested she ride with me and Javier to the guest house.  She agreed.

Javier, the owner, made her a good offer for a room.

Susanna and I were travel buddies for four days.

The Plains Of Patagonia

Trelew

Patagonia

República Argentina

May 10, 2012

My Dear Readers,

No one other than Charles Darwin had his own thoughts about Patagonia:

“I see that the plains of Patagonia pass frequently before my eyes; nevertheless everybody says that they are the poorest and least useful.  Why is it then that these arid deserts have remained imprinted in my mind?”<--break->

I have no idea if Darwin ever answered his own question.

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