So there it was, almost 8000 km driving around this amazing country, covering three stunning lakes all with their own unique surroundings. The road trip was tough but we were lucky enough to see the whole country, through the flat farmlands outside Buenos Aires, over the arid dessert surrounding Cuesta Del Viento, across the alpine-like mountains of Bariloche and finishing at the glorious glaciers right down in southern Patagonia. Now I’m much more used to lengthy trips like this hunting down wind and special waves, but for me chasing down the glaciers was just as rewarding and an equally satisfying experience. All in all there was a tonne of driving, days on planes and countless hours waiting at airports which all made for some pretty hard-core travelling, but if you ask me whether it was all worth it, the answer would definitely be yes. They say that once you’ve tasted the berry that El Calefate is named after, you’re almost guaranteed to return. I’m not sure if I sampled any of the berries during my stay but one thing is for sure, there is plenty more exploring to do down in Patagonia and one day for sure I will return for another taster! JC
Thanks to: Gonzalo Costa Hoevel, Rodrigo Costa Hoevel, Marco Lang, Stefan Csaky, Matthias Zimmermann, Fabersoft (fabersoft.it), Billy Zeballos (nyca-adventure.com).