Although there are many other great things about Chile the views of Torres del Paine NP are perhaps some of the most well known images. We’d had crappy weather at Fitz Roy but it was pretty good at Los Glaciares, we tried not to get our hopes up, perhaps more blue skies and sunshine were too much to hope for at this time of year. The weather forecast suggested we could have snow, sleet, cloud, frost and/or sun!
We set off from Puerto Natales a nice little town around 100 miles from the park. We had treated ourselves to 2 nights in a lovely little B&B, oh the joy of central heating, dry towels and eating in an environment where food stays hot for more than 1 minute! We now felt ready for the -10c night time temperatures forecast for the next couple of nights.
Beautiful skies, 9 30am and the sun is just rising!
View from the waterfront at Puerto Natales.
The park was named Torres (Towers) after the pointy grey rocks above John’s head in the pic above. After the half an hour or so we spent looking at this view we wouldn’t have felt completely cheated if the weather had changed.
The reality was we had 2 full days of pretty exceptional winter weather. So, this blog is definitely more photos, less words, no need for me to go on about how beautiful it is, you can see for yourselves.
Rio and Cascada Paine and John.
Why does he always have to stand right on the edge?
Salto Grande Cascada
This condor just wouldn’t give us a good profile shot!
The views we woke up to at Lago Gray.
Who will blink first.
A juvenile Buzzard Eagle.
Get the kettle on, the clouds move so quickly here half an hour watching the sky is time well spent.
A ginger skunk! We’ve only seen black and white ones before.
Morning 2’s view of the Torres from our camping spot.
We loved it here.
We reluctantly headed back to Puerto Natales on day 3 as the weather deteriorated a bit, we were fine with 4×4 but the roads were getting really icey and they don’t grit or salt in Patagonia.
Adios for nowxx