South America Blog

   This is the journey I have always dreamed of,  to ride my motorcycle across the Americas. 

   Follow me as I travel south from Texas to the tip of South America on my BMW GS.   

    Here's a view of the  Map 

El Calafate and the Glaciers

My 120 mile ride from El Chalten to El Calafate was without incident – a very easy ride.  After arriving in El Calafate, I first located a hostel.  Then I proceeded to search for parts and tools that I needed to secure the rear wheel on the GS.  Like in many Latin American countries, businesses in Argentina are closed for a couple of hours during lunch.  So trying to locate the items I need in the middle of the day was rather hard.  I managed to locate most of the items that I needed in the late afternoon.  I worked on the GS and got it ready for the next day.

The next day, Sunday, I decided to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier.  Like the Arbol de Pierda this was a place that was on my MUST SEE list.  Because it was on my must see list I traveled on a not so safe and very poor condition road to get there.  I was not disappointed when I arrived there.  The sight was astonishing and beautiful.  Like the Grand Canyon in the USA it is one of those places you need to see to appreciate.  To see and hear the huge chunks of ice breaking off and crashing into the water below was absolutely miraculous to witness.

Perito Moreno Glacier