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Days of Many Moods


14 February 2008
Lago Fagnano, Tierra del Fuego, Southern Patagonia, Argentina
S54.53362 W67.22849

We found a nice campsite along Lake Fagnano a couple of days ago.



The view was beautiful, but like the rest of our trip down Patagonia, the wind was blowing very hard. 

 


Photo by Stephanie Hackney

We don’t have a wind gauge, so I can’t give you a precise wind speed, but I can tell you it was strong enough in the gusts to blow the tops off the waves.

For the rest of this story, click here: http://www.hackneys.com/travel/argentina/docs/daysofmanymoods.pdf

 

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10 Responses to Days of Many Moods

  1. sissy says:

    OK, I don’t care if it’s windy – that’s why I keep my hair short and chilly beats 14 below wind chill. Yes, I am totally jealous!!!! Keep enjoying yourselves because I’m enjoying it too!!!!
    love, sissy

  2. Dennis & Kathy says:

    This must be what CA smog turns into when it gets to the bottom of the world…

  3. Dad says:

    Sure reminds me of Waterville !!!!!

    I can’t believe that you didn’t put a wind guage on your rig!!!!

    I assume you have no fishing equipment either.

    Love Dad

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  5. Steph says:

    OK, some answers to your comments and questions:
    1. From Barb: OK, I don’t care if it’s windy – that’s why I keep my hair short and chilly beats 14 below wind chill.
    Response from Steph: Yup, that whole short hair thing is looking better and better every day! And, who knows, I might even be “embracing the grey” I have soon! 🙂 As for the cold, sounds like you need to move somewhere warmer!
    2. From Dennis & Kathy: This must be what CA smog turns into when it gets to the bottom of the world…
    Response from Steph: Could be…but a lot clearer! It’s doing wonders for my curly hair…no straightener needed! 🙂
    3. From Keith: Sure reminds me of Waterville !!!!! I can’t believe that you didn’t put a wind guage on your rig!!!! I assume you have no fishing equipment either.
    Response from Steph: Yah, except that the floors don’t slant at a 30 degree angle and the water in the rig doesn’t smell of fish! LOL We did buy a weather station with a wind controller, but could not find a good place to mount it where it wouldn’t get damaged – would have surely lost it to the roads here! And no, we don’t have any fishing equipment. But, we are planning to go fly fishing with an outfitter we met here (they provide all the gear) as we head north. We are both totally up for this new thing! I will be eating some awesome fresh trout…even if I have to get in the water and club one! 🙂
    4. From Lee: Good writing, good photos.
    Response from Steph: Just a couple of this man’s many talents! Be sure to throw a few lines of Spanish in next time you chat with him…he’s picking up the language!

    Thanks to everyone who has posted. It sure is great to hear from everyone back home – we miss you all!

  6. Glen says:

    Pure drama amigos–I’m so damn jealous. Traveling through that region on a motorcycle was a vacillation between “Darwinian” dream-state and nightmare battling those ferocious elements that eliminate all but the few determined adventurers. A constant 45 degree lean meant little opportunity to do more than focus on 2,500 miles of soft pea-gravel and the lateral tug of war of brutal 80mph crosswinds. Thanks to your eyes and words, I’m seeing more of Patagonia through your photos than actually riding there.

  7. Jimmy Sones says:

    Breathtaking pictures of Valentines Day…….. My heart “Soars like a Hawk” for you two………. I’m thrilled every time your post pings the INBOX……..’
    Jimmy

  8. Avery says:

    I’m certain that your campfire caused damage to the bio-shere causing the strong wind gusts and the unnatural red dusk.

    You must trade your travel rig in on a proper Prius – after all, my sone tells me that they can go over 100 MPH on PCH.

    Signed,

    Al Gore
    (wanns swap some carbon credits?)

    PS: Avery says excellent images and what was the wine?

  9. Avery says:

    Sorry – me bad spelling. I blame it all on Jimmy….