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The Travel Journal of Jacqui and Lars


Argentina - 7 January, 2002



Location Latitude Longitude Elevation

Travel Distance

Start Campsite, Parque Nacional Los Alerces S4243.195' W07143.694' 517 m
Finish Campsite, Rio Pinturas S4707.577' W07051.783' 686 m 660 km

Leg 2 Total:

2,350 km

Leg 1 Total:

9,010 km


771 km

Grand Total:

12,131 km


Weather: Cloudy, the clear, the partly cloudy.  Cool and very, very windy.



Today is a driving day.  We are up early at 5 AM, pack up our tent and head back to the truck to prepare breakfast.  After preparing breakfast, we back up the truck and head off at 7 AM.  The long driving day is broken only for a short stop for lunch and we arrive at our camp site alongside Rio Pinturas just before 7 PM.  We camp in the grounds of a local farm.


The winds are strong and we are glad for the wind breaks formed by the bushes and trees in the otherwise barren plain.  We even have a small hut to cook and eat in.  It is a nice space to escape from the wind.  There is also a fussball table, where the Americans take on the English - the English are beaten 10-1 and 10-5.  The players are made out of solid steel, so it is hard work playing.  After finishing off a couple of bottles of wine, we retire to our tent around 11 PM.


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