Ushuaia to Río Grande   Leave a comment

Monday 10th November 2014

After heavy rain during the night the sun is shining again and we wouldn’t really mind to stay another day in Ushuaia and the B&B De las Artes.

In the kitchen with our lovely host Marcos and other guests

 

Still, breakfast finished we head straight for the travel agency again and what seemed so complicated during the previous days is not a problem at all – we can book a journey from Río Grande to Río Gallegos for Tuesday from here and take the minibus over the mountains this afternoon. Thus we will travel during daylight hours on both days and don’t have to get up at 3.30 hrs in the morning to catch the 5 o’clock bus from Ushuaia…

We still have time to enjoy some sunny hours in town.

Maybe we’ll visit the Museo del Fin del Mundo when it opens early afternoon

The weather can change within minutes in this part of the world

Posting some more cards

Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Merced

Airport with Isla Navarino (Chile) in the background

I’m almost sad when it’s time to board the bus north. By the way, we didn’t go to the museum in the end but spent the entrance fee on some of the delicious local ice cream…

We’ll be back – hasta la próxima vez…

Wild and beautiful…

One of the hundred pictures we took of Lago Fagnano

This picture isn’t mine as I managed to miss the iconic Ruta 3 sign both times we passed it… If you want to take a photo yourself, slow down at kilometre 3,000

Heavy plant crossing

Our driver’s way to make sure that we’d arrive safe and sound (his driving style helped as well)

Río Grande with Río Grande

We stay in the ‘Vientos del Sur’ (very apt), a small hospdaje that lies closer to the terminal and was recommended by the friendly crew of the Pachego bus (the one we took from Punta Arenas)

We visit the Plaza Principal which we missed the last time round

Against popular belief, Río Grande even has an oficína de turismo

After asking to see the menu in some eye-wateringly expensive restaurants we find a little place offering excellent value for money

Buenas noches, Don José!

 

Don’t believe anyone who tells you that there is nothing to see or do in Río Grande – we have grown quite fond of the town and are happy to provide any tourist information you may ask for. 🙂

 

Posted 16 November 2014 by Pumpy in Argentina, The 2014 Rucksack Trip

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