Posts made in December 17th, 2012

Difficult Times: Part 2

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15 December 2012, Banquil del Norte, Mendoza Provence, Argentina. The day started so well. We could hear silence; a rare thing, as the relentless wind which had been with us for nearly two weeks finally abated. We were the only guests of a little municiple camping area. Hard-baked earth formed our bed, someone had thoughtfully grown mimosa and hollyhock hedgerows to form little rooms and turned a trunk of wood into two child-sized chairs and a table. Perfect. We collected water from a campinero; “country man”, who shone with warmth and we trotted off up the hill, under wonderful...

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Difficult Times: Part 1

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14 December 2012. I think this has been the worst day yet,  as Dave said, “From start to finish…..” We got ourselves into this and are determined to run ourselves out; but wow, this relentless beating wind just doesn’t stop. We stayed on the only patch of grass in Barrancas (the canyons) Neuquen Province, Argentina, last night, after hobbling in just before dark from a howling Troman Volcano Pass- over 2,500 m. But it wasn’t the height of the pass that flattened our spirit, but the wind; which tossed Dave spread eagle into the gravel and dust after one particularly fierry...

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