Leaving Ushuaia and heading north for our final destination to Buenos Aires (BA) - the road is loooong - as we haul across 3 regions (Tierra del Fuego, Santa Cruz, Chubut), cover
ome minor annoyances: the full drug search with sniff dog reentering Argentina by way of Rio Gallegos (must be all that drug trafficking in Fin del Mundo) and the on-going gas shortage due to trucker strikes that kept us stuck in Rio Gallegos for a night (celebrating our 6 year anniversary at a bar, eating the biggest steak sandwiches in our lives). The magnificent and unforgettable aurora australis - the equivalent of northern lights except it's the southern version - over the night sky made up for everything.
In the end, in spite of the little annoyances that can shape so much of how we think and feel, I remind myself how much we have - air to breathe, breathtaking landscapes, sunrises and sunsets, we have each other, our health, our doggies, a warm bed to sleep, a nice meal, a running car...
And the old heart begins to open up a little and eyes still shine - it was nevertheless, a beautiful and scenic drive through Patagonia, then the Atlantic coast. Amazing how a simple reminder of what we "have" can do and how being in nature can renew and lift the spirit over and over again.
Enjoy the photos, chicos!
|morning rays in Tolhuin|
|is this not the cutest cow??|