One of the main reasons to come to Patagonia is to see the Glaciers. There are actually several glaciers in the region but the most important one has got to be Perito Moreno. Named after Argentina’s greatest explorers and founder of the world famous glacier. What makes it famous is it’s size. It’s almost as big as Buenos Aires and it is also quite accessible by either land or water. Today we would be doing a bit of both. The national forest where the Iceberg is located is quite a number of hours to drive but when we got there it was quite the view! Ice as far as your eyes could see!
We took a catamaran ferry that made us closer to the ice and presented the most spectacular vista’s of nature. It was as if Fire and Ice met and created the most amazing sculptural formations that I have ever seen. The ice alone is quite a spectacle as it’s almost as tall as a 50 story building. Every now and then you would hear the ice crack and very loud booming sounds would emanate from the ice. The sad part about all this is that the ice is melting due to climate change and no one is sure till when this all will last? I for one am deeply blessed to have been able to see this with my very own eyes!
Right after the boat ride we went to an area where you could view the ice from another angle. They built a viewing deck that you cold walk on giving you a birds eye view of the ice. It was spectacular! I for one really enjoyed it as I love the cold and the icy air nipping at my face was really a treat. Robby and Nix were with me the whole time however they don’t like the cold as much as I do so in many ways we had various degrees of enjoyment! LOL! The photos really tell it all! One of the true highlights of our trip was visiting Perito Moreno.