Monday, February 06, 2006

Argentina - Part 2

From El Calafate, JF and I drove about six hours to Torres del Paine national park in Chile. The trip would’ve been great knitting time if I hadn’t constantly been looking out the window at the amazing scenery.



Torres del Paine was amazing. We climbed a little mountain, here’s the view from the top…



The lakes are such a bright vibrant color because they are fed from glacier meltwater, which contains certain particles of sediment that create the “glacier blue” color. It’s quite deceptive, the water looks like it’s about 80 degrees, but really it’s closer to 40.

We drove from Chile back to Argentina to stay at our hotel overlooking the Perito Moreno glacier. While we went glacier trekking…



the socks enjoyed the view of the glacier from the hotel.



The next day, one of the socks felt adventurous, and joined us on a boat to explore the Upsala glacier.



We had a hard time saying goodbye to the Patagonia.

6 comments:

kaitlyn said...

WOW. Your trip looks amazing! Jason and I plan to visit someday (and incorporate the Galapagos Islands and Easter Island). Absolutely gorgeous scenery!

gleek said...

that glacier blue water is amazing! if i were there, i wouldn't be able to knit either :)

Skylar said...

Awww, the pictures are so gorgeous. I went to Alaska in 2004 and remember all the glaciers and how awe-inspiring they were. Those vacation pictures are my favorite ones to look at over and over again.

Ashley said...

Dang. I want to go.

Yarn, meat, and teh pretty--what's not to like?

Brooklyn Handspun said...

Wow those pictures are amazing - oh how I wish I were there right about now!

saleknitter said...

What beautiful pictures! Is that a rainbow I see in the last picture?