Today, Jim and I decided to take a very rough 60 kilometer dirt road, in our really, ummm, modest, compact, rental chevy-something. We wanted to see a lake called Lago Roca. Lago Roca is in the Parque Nacinonal Los Glaciares. (We drove through Kruger National Park in a really cheap rental car also. Jim likes this.)
Tourists rarely venture here. On the drive up, we encountered no traffic, until confronted by this surprising oncoming traffic flying at us at a rather irresponsible velocity. Clearly they were not adhering to the 30 KPH posted speed limit! We had no options but to slam on the brakes! The nerve of some, errrrr………horses!
Gorgeous, free ranging Patagonian horses were everywhere!
Did I mention, you might want to come here????
56 thoughts on “Off Roading Patagonia Style!”
Love those horses ! 🙂
SO do I. You should have seen the colts play….all the horses played. Lovely & thank you!
Thank you! SO did I!
Fantastic photos, I’m glad to see that you’re enjoying life, and you are educating me every day. I’m going to have to google where Patagonia is.
Yes! Once you do that, you can start planning a trip! Cheers to you & thank you!
The horses are wonderful, Cindy. Love ’em! One of my most favorite animals.
So glorious when they are wild and free! Thank you.
Great photos of horses!
Thank you my dear!
Those photos are lovely! I wish I went on the ride with you.
I wish you did too! Cheers!
Amazing shots. How long are you down there?
Total time a little over 3 weeks & THANK YOU!
One of my favorite animals Cindy! I love them. Gorgeous 🙂
So marvelous to see them completely free. They were so playful and HAPPY! A group of them played tag with towels….so different than horses in a corral! Cheers to you!
Wow, this is the most amazing site! How cool Cindy!
Cindy, you life is always full of fun and joy!
I like the horse pictures, but I don’t like the horse kick!
Haha! Have a great day!
Yes there were different groups of horses and they didn’t all get along. They were all beautiful though. Cheers to you Sydney & thank you!
I wonder what is your next interest post?
Stay tuned Sydney!!!!! 🙂
Lovely! I’ve wanted to go there ever since I found Bruce Chatwin’s In Patagonia.
Oh yes! Hope you will come over soon! Thanks for visiting!
They were absolutely stunning and such a surprise at first! Thank you!
Amazing pictures, full of life, movement and energy! Thanks for sharing it
Greatly appreciate your appreciation. Thank you!
Now how long does a 60km rough road journey take when there are so many distractions on the way?
It took over two hours on the way in and one hour five minutes out. Gorgeous country. Will post photos of the terrain today.
Cheers to you my friend!
Shame on you cindy Knoke! Where’s the connestoga?
Yeehaarr. Head ’em up, move ’em out.
These horses were much too grand for servitude! It was awesome watching them wild and free!
Cheers to you!
some great photos coming through, and I wish I had time to comment more often. But getting published and doing A LOT of chasing and cajoling to get people to read me takes a lot of time. Plus my blog is going like a train, and I’m still working on my PI novel and my autobiography. Only 24 hours in the day sadly/
Seriously good photography though. I loved the glacier post.
Have even more fun!
Thank you so much! Very kind Duncan! Chat with you more when I return. Keep on writing……….
Wow .. spectacular! That must have been an amazing experience.
It is thank you and best of all, we’re still here!!!
What a fabulous experience and your photos are fabulous too!
So kind! Thank you!
Those photos are lovely! I wish you all the best.Have nice day!
Thank you & same to you x2!
Beautiful creatures. It would be amazing to watch them run
Run, play catch, just wild and free & wonderful!
I must agree with Jim, the best times in the service was going off road so to speak while traveling in other countries, one gets to meet the real people or in your case horses!
Very true & I will tell Jim! Cheers to you!
Cheers and tables to you both, Oh wrong kind of Chairs 🙂
Back to you!!!!
Oh my GOSH, I’m so glad those horses were not obeying the traffic laws! You got some fantastic, clear pictures of them! That is a beautiful place, and I know you’re glad you went up there, even if it was in a “questionable” rental, lol!
We have had so many questionable rentals, I can’t keep count.
Jim specializes in finding the cheapest rental cars on the planet wherever we go.
My suggestion, “Four wheel drive vehicle for driving in Africa?”
“No. A toyota subcompact will do just fine….smaller target, the elephants won’t notice us.”
The worst car by far was in Eleuthera The door on the passenger side wouldn’t close. Jim explained that this was an un-necessary feature as long as my seat belt worked.
This Patagoina vehicle has bald tires which are just the ticket for driving 125 kilometers on a washboard, dirt road, full of rocks and critters.
“You don’t have to worry about placing wear on the tires,” explains Jim, “as they are already ruined.”
Wonder what kinda boat he’ll charter for us in The Beagle Channel?
“That rusted out relic looks perfect. It’s got it’s sea legs…….”
great shots! lucky you too, and….. that’s where the unit of measure HP (horse power) comes from…
Who knew? Only you! But you are definitely right! Wonder if you are still in London and when you go back to Croatia…….Wherever you are, hope all is well with you & your hubby!
How exciting to see ll those beautiful horses up so close, I would’ve been ecstatic I love horses. Those beautiful blue mountains with the wildflowers in front are stunning, unforgettable memories for you
Thank you! Yes they were so glorious & FREE!
Your photos of the horses are beautiful! What an amazing experience, I hope I can get there some day too!!
Very kind. Thank you! I hope you get here too! It is worth the travel time!!
Nature all around you! 😀 Fae.
Nature´s glories all around us!!!!
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