C – With squishy warm toes and fingers I awoke late with a smile on my face! Our room was so hot last night I slept without blankets and it was oh so blissful!!
After enjoying a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, we ventured out into the cold to explore town and of course find some oil for Rosie.
T – We originally were going to head on over to to Tierra Del Fuego today, but we wanted to buy some extra oil just in case Rosie needed another top up. She is a bit of an oil drinker these days! We knew that if we left without buying more that we would need it somewhere out in the middle of nowhere! Better to be safe than sorry right?
C – It was surprising warm outside.. Well, compared to riding the motorcycles of course! I was wearing everything I owned essentially, including two scarves, but the sun was shining and the wind was relatively calm.
We explored the centro area and wandered through the Plaza de Armas – the central plaza. It was very pretty and we noticed how much snow had disappeared overnight. Did it rain last night?
T – There is a statue of a guy in the main plaza and the story goes that it is good luck to kiss his big toe, and judging by how shiny it was alot of people have done just that! So I left that job to Chantelle!
C – We strolled about 7km before heading back to the hostal for a little rest – everything shuts down between 12pm and 3pm, so it was rest for us too!
It was wonderful to spend some time chatting with the hostal owners, who are super lovely people and even shared some scrumptious chillis with us. Todd kept his calm on the outside, but really, I am sure I saw steam coming out of his ears!
After another short stroll in the afternoon sun, it was back to the hostal to escape the dark and the bitterly cold night air drifting in from the ocean.
Tomorrow, we are booked on the 9am ferry from Punta Arenas to Porvenir. Unfortunately, by the time we arrive in Porvenir there will not be sufficient time to ride across the border and reach San Sebastian, so we will stay in Porvenir overnight overnight and then head to Rio Grande the next day.
T – So we are still going to be a good 3 days ride for us from Ushuaia. Those on a bigger bike would blast it out in one day easily. But we are really taking it easy on our bikes for this last little bit. We want them to be able to carry us north a little ways and back into the warmth!
C – So one ferry day and two riding days until we reach Fin del Mundo. How about that huh?