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Day 9-20. Punta Arenas to Villa O'Higgins
Finally the wind has been in our favour! After such a tough opening week and a half it was a huge relief that as we left Punta Arenas the wind was pushing us along. These favourable conditions meant that the 60km stint into the evening flew by, and when it came time to set up camp it seemed a shame to halt our progress. Our strong headway continued over the next two days meaning that we soon arrived in Puerto Natales where we caught our first sight of the Andes and began to
Day 2-8. The Winds of Patagonia.
Punta Arenas. We set out from Ushuaia full of hope, energy, and maybe even a little big for our boots. However, it’s fair to say that we were quickly put in our place by the superior Tierra del Fuego. A good first two days included our first satisfying climb, some spectacular views and top-quality roads. Day four and 25 kilometres from Rio Grande however saw the winds rise-up and turn to face us. Similarly the landscape began to reflect the same harsh elemental forces that co
Day 1. ‘’Fin Del Mundo’’ Ushuaia.
Here We Go! ‘’Let’s cycle the length of South America’’… It seemed farcical at the time that four fairly normal young men (all be it with a few oddities), with only very limited cycling experience shared between us, would make this somewhat ridiculous idea a reality. Yet here we are in Ushuaia the most southerly city in the world, at the foot hills of the mighty Andes about to embark on what will undoubtedly be the most testing and exhausting, but epically amazing journey of
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