After a journey of nearly three years from the northern tip of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina we were ready for our very last day on the road. It started out like any other day. We had camped in a forest of partially rotten trees behind an abandoned logging camp. The trees were [...]
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Another video – I think this one is the best yet! It’s a bit longer than the rest of them, but worth it. Love, love, LOVE the part of the last day on the road!
John got another video done – this one is the entire middle section of Argentina! I would embed it here, but every time I do that, it somehow screws up my blog. So – click here to see it!
I could see it in my mind’s eye – a wooden sign in front of the Beagle Channel at the very southern edge of Tierra del Fuego way down at the pointy tip of South America. USHUAIA El Fin del Mundo it would say. I knew, because I had seen pictures. Lots of pictures. And [...]
John got the video of yesterday done!!! We’re here!! We’re really here in Ushuaia!!! —–
WE’RE HERE!!!!! Our final day of the journey – cold and yucky. Just as it started to get light, it started to pour. We waited a while, but finally figured we needed to just do it. By the time we actually got on the road, the rain had stopped, but the roads were still very [...]
Wow – tomorrow is the last day of our journey. Wow. After saying we were biking to Ushuaia for so many years, it’s almost surreal that tomorrow we’ll actually do it. I’ve been feeling invincible these past few days – nothing could stop me now. But last night as I writhed in pain, I wasn’t [...]
My brain doesn’t seem to be functioning these days – it’s glued to Ushuaia! We’re now in Tolhuin, 64 miles from Ushuaia – nearly there! And it’s a good thing too – fall is most definitely in the air. The cool, crisp temperatures tell me so… Kilometers today: 49 Kilometers to date: 27722 —– Packing [...]
“We’re off!” I called to our newfound friends at the Club Nautico in Rio Grande. “Off to Ushuaia!” For three years now I’ve been saying we’re going to Ushuaia, but really, we were going to Fairbanks, or White Horse, or Albuquerque or Choluteca or Lima… In my mind, we were headed to the next city, [...]
Just a few little things to post here, so I’ll make a bizarre post with all of them! The first is that we’re almost there! ALMOST THERE!!! At this point, we are planning to arriving into Ushuaia MONDAY AFTERNOON! If you have any contacts with the local press, please inform them that we’ll be reaching [...]
Remember we’ve been talking about the crazy winds we’ve had lately? John just put together a quick little video showing the winds. Yup – they are crazy.
It was a cold and blustery day, as Winnie the Pooh would say. It was also a mixed bag, but I don’t think Winnie would say that. The road surface improved tremendously for that last 15K of dirt road, but it was still dismal – mostly because I had made it so in my head. [...]
It’s time – time for that final push to the end of the world. We have a mere 600 kilometers (350 miles) left to pedal; 7 – 10 cycling days left of our journey. We’re taking off today. We now have tickets home – thanks to Anne, a friend who offered to get them for [...]
Daryl: Today we took a 2-hour bus ride to the Glacier National Park near Calafate, Argentina. When we got there we went on a boat ride to see a huge glacier that dropped down into a lake. Sometimes pieces of it would fall off. It was pretty cool. There were a lot of people on [...]
ser•en•dip•i•ty [ser-uh n-dip-i-tee] –noun 1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. 2. good fortune; luck: the serendipity of getting the first job she applied for. Love how this whole serendipity thing works sometimes! Here’s another kindness of strangers story. A few days ago we cycled into the small town of San Julian and [...]
We’re stuck – probably. Stranded. Up a creek without a paddle, if you know what I mean. 600 kilometers from our goal and we’re stuck in the mud. Or stuck in Patagonia without a wheel. We think anyway. John’s rear hub broke today. He tried to take off after a break, but the pedals just [...]