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18/11/2013 19/11/2013 Stage 68 Chili Chico to Los Antiguos
We had breakfast with a French couple who were on a 6 week trekking holiday. He is a mountain guide and holidaying in the off season. You do meet some interesting people whilst travelling. We had stayed the night in a very homely hostel and had breakfast in the kitchen which was lovely and warm. The landlady toasted a never ending supply of home made bread on a kind of wood fuelled Aga whilst telling me her full family and medical history. We were also joined by her mother who suffered from Alzheimers and more family members. We only had a short day from Chile and back into Argentina and it was lovely to be able to take our time.
The first thing to do on arrival was to check out how to get to El Chalten by bus and we were slightly disappointed to discover that the relevant bus had left at 9.30 and the next one would be 48hrs later. Shame, but at least it seemed that the subsequent bus trips were more frequent and there seemed to be a general feeling of optimism that we would be able to get where we wanted with the bikes. The section from the next town, Perito Moreno to El Chalten is ripio and uninspiring pampas territory notorious for the strong winds. We are pleased to be able to bus this section so we can have more time for the things we want to do. The theme is going to change from mainly cycling to mainly trekking over the next 10 days or so and the difficulty is deciding which places to visit. Mount Fitzroy has beautiful mountain scenery and an enormous glacier and will be our starting point once getting to El Chalten.
|our home for the next two nights yippee|
The rest off the day and the following day was spent cycling to the various miradors and enjoying the views, not to forget a lot of downtime and eating and drinking.