Winds of Patagonia

26 thoughts on “Winds of Patagonia”

  1. Hi from your next door neighbours! What an amazing adventure you’re having. Can’t believe the winds you’be been tackling. It sounds like you’ve met some wonderful people and are having fun along with hardship! Everything is quiet on Ayr Drive. Abby misses you! Cheers, Doug and Arlene

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  2. Really enjoying reading about your adventures! Thanks for making the effort to write and post even without the laptop and with limited wifi!

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  3. Beloved friends……I truly wish to avoid being an alarmist,,,, but I cannot tell a lie,,,,,,the thought occurred that,,,,,,no,
    I cant say it…. only when you are home alive and well will I reveal the dark though5 that crossed my mind in my comments to you…on the lighter side,,, I wish to comment that Jim’s writing skills are very impressive….incredibly witty and entertaining….my deepest concern is that Claire is not injured ( or worse ) on this trip. You, Jim, brilliant writting and all, will have to answer to me…. ,,,sincerely, Lorraine 💕🌹🕊🚴‍♀️.

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  4. Hi, So glad you met Ivette. Too bad Kiko wasn’t there. Had to laugh with your rear-view mirror story! Though I’m sure it wasn’t funny. When will you be beyond this high wind stretch of territory? I’ll send your link to Kiko incase he doesn’t have it.
    Hold on to your handlebars! Take care Elaine x

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  5. Wow, I am blown away (sorry had to say it lol) by the challenges you’ve had with the wind. I remember Claire when you guys had dinner with us before you left and we were looking at the trek in Patagonia, talking about how windy it could be. You were showing some concerns at that time . Love the video of the tree almost blown away by the strong wind! Wish you better days ahead and smooth riding to your next destination. And yes please take care, love Carole

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  6. Zut de vent, pas facile, c’est fou. Une luck trouver votre ordi…vous etes bien courageux. Le paysage et la rencontre des gens est interessant. Enfin , mieux que travailler… quel aventure..Ici la neige est arrive et le froid aussi. On bat des records. Voila on vous suits. A bientot xxx

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  7. Nous sommes allé dans ce coin du monde mais via une confortable croisière de Buenos Aires à Valparaiso. Vous me rappelez donc quelques souvenirs, re Strait of Magellan et Ushuia. Qu’elle volonté vous avez! Heureusement que vous bénéficiez de belles rencontres.

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  8. So glad to hear you’ve found your laptop!! We love reading your updates, hopefully the winds will calm down for you soon!

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    1. Hi guys
      Thx for commenting. We saw Oliver (the walker) again in Calafate. We also went to the Black Sheep in El Chalten- our best meal so far this trip! Thanks for the tip.
      Best
      Jim and Claire

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  9. Seems as if you really picked the wrong direction for this trip. Were you holding the Ipad upside down while planning?

    PS the link to Oliver’s website does not work.

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    1. Yes as you will see in our next post we are indeed going the wrong way but ,in the end , it provides a different experience and we don’t regret our decision. It is probably olithewalker.com .

      BTW, Could you respond to this briefly just so I can see how the system works. Thanks for the comment, always great to hear from you
      Love Dad

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  10. This is like sailing the Roaring Forties without a cabin to retire to. You are hardy travellers to say the least, and I admire your bravado to undertake such a challenging ride. Pointed sticks in the eye will seem comforting after this one.

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    1. Oops I just lost my response (I am such a Luddite!) Thanks for the comment Don. We just completed an epic hike a bike. Our day started at 5 AM and we pulled into a campsite at 17:30, of which maybe 2 hrs was pushing our fully loaded bikes. Claire was a machine. Somehow, I enjoyed it

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  11. It appears you found your laptop but lost your nose hair trimmers. Ahhh, the simple life. Your tales bring back some strong memories – not all pleasant. And you’ve definitely killed any chance of getting Tonya to go for a bike tour! Should’ve taken the bus!

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