Thursday, December 07, 2006

Fast Forward

After the park we spent an uneventful (and tired) evening back in Puerto Natales. We then took a bus back into Argentina and El Calafate. El Calafate is another tourist town and mainly exists due to its proximity to the Glacier with which it shares a name. This is an active, advancing Glacier where you can watch pieces of it break off right before your eyes. We spent a day driving to the Glacier and viewing it for some time. A sample of the may pictures I took are below.
First view of El Calafate
El Calafate from above
El Calafate from the side
Me at Calafate

We also hiked around the area a little bit before lunch.
Group at Calafate
Hiking around
Last view of Calafate

Otherwise, it was another uneventful place. Mostly because it was a little anti-climatic after Torres del Paine. However, we did find a really cool place for drinks after dinner in town. A place called Shackleton's Lounge had a really cool upstairs where we were treated to lounging on couches, browsing the proprietor's CD collection and enjoying drinks. It was basically like our own private club where we could just hang out and be served drinks until about 2 in the morning.

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