Category Archives: Patagonia

The Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, Argentina

It is a relatively short drive from Calafate (less than two hours) to Lago Roca, where Travels With Sheila and the group camped for a few nights during a Patagonia trip. (Read about this Patagonia Adventure on Travels With Sheila.)

Visiting the Penguins Along the Brunswick Peninsula of Chile – Patagonia in 1996

The last part of the Patagonia trip ended on a fun note – visiting the penguin colony. The colony is located 65 kms north of Punta Arenas, on Seno Otway (Otway Inlet), along the Brunswick Peninsula. They are Magellanic Penguins

There was Nothing to See in 1996 Punta Arenas, Chile but Penguins

There probably still isn’t anything to see in Punta Arenas, the southernmost city on Earth. Punta Arenas overlooks the Straits of Magellan named after Ferdinand de Magellan (the Portuguese explorer) who led the first successful attempt to sail around the

Driving to Puerto Natales, Patagonia in 1996

Our three vehicles were waiting to drive us to our hotel in Puerto Natales, on Last Hope Sound for a Farewell Dinner. “ex-Marine” and I were riding in the third vehicle with an extremely macho driver. We got to an

Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia

We had a some great camps in the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Argentina. Camping Lago Roca (located at the base of Cerro Crystal) had a general store, cafeteria, fishing equipment for hire, hot showers and very nice toilets! Hey…toilet facilities

Fitzroy Section of Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia – 1996

We spent the next three days camping in this Park which is located in the area known as Austral Andes, Argentina, on the border with Chile. Los Glaciares National Park is a mecca for mountaineers and hikers. The main peaks