Perito Moreno Glacier

Yes – it was time to visit the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier

A taxi driver told us once that the two most beautiful things in Argentina were Iguazu Falls and Perito Moreno Glacier.. and well, he may be right – it is a pretty AMAZING glacier. You can get there using a shuttle bus service which gives you around 5 and a half hours at the glacier. That might sound like a lot of time to look at a glacier – but it’s very BIG ๐Ÿ™‚ There are a fair few kilometres of trails/boardwalks and a lot of different viewing platforms, and it’s actually very easy to use up the time.

The glacier is advancing, rather than retreating – which is unusual for a glacier nowadays – andย in the afternoon (depending on the weather conditions), bits of the glacier start to lean and creak, and then fall off into the lake below – HOW COOL IS THAT? …VERY COOL, I am sure you will agree :-). Crowds of people gather on the viewing deck and stand there watching the glacier – eagerly waiting in anticipation for the next chunk of glacier to fall off – which is then greeted by howls of excitement from the audience! The glacier puts on a good show… ๐Ÿ™‚

What more can I say – except that it was an amazing place to visit, and our amateur pictures don’t really do it justice…. but of course I’m still going to put them on this blog ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Our first view of the glacier in the distance.
Close up of the ice.
View of the glacier from the forest.
Top of the glacier going back to the mountains.
The glacier from the end of the forest trail.
View from the top of the visitor centre.
Action shot! A piece of glacier falls into the lake.
The glacier stretches back and joins the Patagonian Ice Field.
The walkways allow a good, close view of the glacier.
The glacier dwarfs a boat on the lake. You can take trips on boats to view the glacier from a different angle.
The ice looks blue inside.
In the afternoon, the water is full of bits of broken-off glacier.
Our last view of the glacier as we leave the park…. ๐Ÿ™

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