I didn't expect that luck to last even one day more, so when the wind picked up on my 2nd night in the campground, I was like, "there you are!!". It's a good thing Gabby left, because this is what I woke up to!
Finally a nice weather day, thought I'd go and ride around Ushuaia, just because I can. Also I need a hardware store since most of the bolts to my panniers are missing from the rugged gravel ride south, so it might be worth replacing those today too!
I got a kick out of the trees below. How they grew through the strong winds is interesting, and proof you need to be tough to survive at the bottom of the world!
I do like it here. Most riders get their "badge", have their celebratory drinks, a photo, and leave the next day. I can't help to keep thinking that out of all the places in the world I get to call home for a while, it's at the very tippy bottom of the world, Ushuaia.
Every morning I walked into this building to have my breakfast and work on the internet.. blog of course! Ruben always had something for me. A piece of chocolate, fruit salad, one day even a big slice of cake! And then he takes to flying his little remote control helicopter around the room, with me being his target practice. This truly was completely entertaining and he's quite good at it! He flies it up through the rafters, around big lights to land on my little desk.
This is Argentina, they make good food. Usually an asado (lots of meat on the supersize indoor grill) is happening, today is empanada day. Quite a big project from one woman, Maria. So she puts her husband to work!
Focus, Ruben, Focus!! He can't... ;-)))
They are such a close family. Four sons, wives and grandchildren stop by every single day.
You couldn't ask for a better Grandpa...
I had no idea where we are going, doesn't really matter. We just left!
We came across several of these very impressive beaver dams. Beavers are introduced species here and actually cause a lot of damage. But you have to admit, that's a pretty cool house!
The melting glacier above supplies this beautiful lake.
We hiked to this point, the goal for Gaston, his brother and friend. Here we will stop and eat our lunch. How's this for a little lunch break!!?? I love my life!!
The color of this glacial water is striking. I remember similar colors in the water around Lake Louise, near Banff, Canada.
After lunch, you can always count on the wind picking up, especially around the mountains.. And boy did it ever!
We took a different path to the car and walked through a property that does dog sled tours.. in the winter of course! For now it looks like they remain tied to a pole with a barrel house.
A couple days later I got a surprise visit from none other than James!
James had asked me long ago to wait making the obligatory ride to the official end of the road until he was here. So today we can finally, finally, finally after my break down and his break down make it to the end of the road.. woo hoo!!
Some lazy views as we ride through National Park Tierra del Fuego.
I'll just stay here..
Here we are.. no riding south of here unless we continue via icebergs to Antarctica! ;-)
I finally got my scout badge.. The famous photo at the end of the road. The southern most point on the planet we can ride a motorcycle.
I'm so happy we have two functioning motorcycles. This means my time at the bottom of the world is perfectly complete. What a ride!!!