Perito Moreno Glacier
El Calafate Travel Blog› entry 13 of 29 › view all entries
October 18th, 2008 – by: franjohnson
The glacier was really pretty - the blue of the ice, the dark mountains behind and the milky waters of the lake (because of the high mineral content) all combined to make an absolutely stunning vista. The drama of the scene was further enhanced by the creaking and cracking of the ice - when a large section collapsed it sounded like thunder, others like gunshots. I'm not sure why but we found ourselves quite obsessed by the icebergs, we'd never seen real ones before and they were just so cool (literally). When we got a bit too chilly (despite being wrapped up in our thermals, such a good look, not) we headed into the cafe for a hot chocolate which was sublime! So thick, so sweet, yet also slightly bitter (Bridget says "just like me"). So good. So very good.
After our day at the glacier we returned to the hostel for a bottle or two of wine and an asado with the staff of the hostel providing the entertainment. I gave in about 1am but Bridget showed more endurance and went down to the lake to watch shooting stars. All in all a good day :-)
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