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Warmer and longer days in the saddle.


The Argentinian side of the Patagonian mountains is an endless ride of flat plains and pretty much nothingness for 250 miles at a time.

There wasn’t much to see here just gravel roads so I just rode all day every day for about 14 hours at a very very steady pace.

Once that long stretch was over I turned m back on the plains and headed west back into the wild Patagonian mountains. I had to across the border into Chile (again) and the temperature rocketed upwards to 25 C.

The first town I came to was Chile Chico, It was a bit of a surprise as it’s got it’s own micro climate and micro culture too, It was like entering a hot dusty Mexican town and all the houses we’re painted in bold colors like pink and yellow reminding me a lot of where the Simpsons live, Springfield I think it;s called.

Spent a few days recovering at the campsite In Chile Chico as it was pretty nice and felt like a real treat compared to the plains of Argentina, Each pitch had a little table with roof and a plug socket, so I got all my DSLR batteries and solar battery along with the laptop and phone fully charged, also a lovely cold shower which I can tell you was much needed by this point.

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Comments (4)

  1. Brian Tyhy

    What an adventure. Loved you photography and film about the trip. Thanks for putting all the effort into sharing with the unknown internet. Cheers Brian Tyhy

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