Simon & Christine's 2005/2006 Trip travel blog




Back in Argentina we travelled to El Calafate to see the magnificent Perito Moreno glacier, five kilometres wide and 60 metres high.

According to the guidebooks you are almost guaranteed to see chunks carving off, but after almost an hour hanging out on the icy walkways, we were beginning to think we'd just picked the wrong day.

Then, just as we were about to leave there came a sharp crack and a rumble, as a whole tower gave way and crumbled into the lake. Cool, we thought. But the show didn't stop there. The lake began to bubble as a series of huge, teal-coloured blocks of translucent ice were thrown up from beneath the surface, to drift as icebergs. Witnessing this awesome display was a highlight of our trip.

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