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2008 March Photos Posted

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Photos of our travels during March 2008 are now posted at: http://dhackney.smugmug.com/Travel-Photos-by-Year/2008/2008-03-March/  

2008 January & February photos posted

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  We are back in Chile and finally got a good internet connection, our best in a couple of months. I uploaded January & February’s photos and added some to the Fuso collection. Photos are here: January: http://dhackney.smugmug.com/Travel-Photos-by-Year/2008/2008-01-January/ February: http://dhackney.smugmug.com/Travel-Photos-by-Year/2008/2008-02-February/ …

Narrow Passages 2

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

More recent narrow passages…

Best New Photo Gear

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

For this trip I left my trusty Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod at home. I wanted to get a tripod that was better designed for low shots, but I wanted to stay within the Manfrotto family so I could continue to …

Parallels

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

In the early 1900s Argentina was the second richest country in the world. In subsequent decades its middle class enjoyed a very high standard of living. The country was rich in seemingly infinite natural resources, copious crop producing areas whose …

Bad Roads

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  “Bad roads bring good people.” – Mama Espinoza. That’s the most famous quote from the most famous woman of Baja California, a land of some pretty bad roads. Ruta 40 (Route 40) in Argentina is a long, and in …

Firsts

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

22 March 2008 This has been a week of firsts. Some were invigorating, others interesting and a few downright spooky.   For the rest of the story, click here: Part One: http://www.hackneys.com/travel/argentina/docs/firstsp1.pdf Part Two: http://www.hackneys.com/travel/argentina/docs/firstsp2.pdf  

How Big is Big?

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Thursday, March 13, 2008 Dear Nakeya, We spent the last two days at Perito Mereno Glacier in Argentina. The glacier was very, very big. When I am around things that are big, I always have the question, “How big is …

The Duck

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

8 March 2008 We did our first bit of Ruta Cuarenta (Route 40) today. Surprisingly, a short section was paved, but more than a hundred miles was its normal washboard, dirt, gravel and rock.       For the rest of …

The Road to Ushuaia

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world, is more than a place on the map, it is a symbolic destination that becomes a Life List goal for many people. Young backpackers flock here to punch their ticket, retirees …