Photo of the Week: Highway to Patagonia

Photo of the Week: Highway to Patagonia

As I left my hostel at 5 in the morning my mind could not help but race in excitement about the things I would see today.  I was heading to Moreno Glacier, one of the sites I have dreamed of seeing since I first heard about it years ago.  I cruised my rental car along the empty highway as the grey glacier capped mountains drew my vision towards my destination.  I stopped the car, and just stared in calm at the world I was about to explore.  I wandered out to the middle of the highway took a breath of the fresh air which entered my mouth and nose but filled my body to my toes.  It is these moments of absolute peace, tranquility, and sheer beauty that put my life in context, this is what it’s all about.

Highway to Patagonia

Author: Brendan van Son

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    • haha, it actually wasn’t that cold. I wanted to give it that cold/lonely feeling by taking out the blues, purples, etc. I guess it worked!

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  1. I have a picture just like that on my way around Puerto Madryn… I loved and hated driving on those paved roads!! lol

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  2. You are spot on about trips like that. I love ROAD TRIPS, especially when I am all alone driving for countless hours. It just allows you too enjoy that moment so much. Its just you your music, your thoughts and the long road ahead.

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    • hahaha… thief!!!

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  3. Hello Brendon,

    i envy you with being able to drive around Argentina – l wasn’t gusty enough to try it. Instead lve opted for buses or flights to get around and have to say l hate it!

    There is no freedom to stop and take the brethe of air and marvel in the beauty of a place. Instead its 19 hours on a bus with re-cycled air, medicore meals and sitting on one’s bottom for longer than is desired.

    I go to the Glazier next week and look forward to breathing the air and rejoycing in the colours, smells and sights of the surounds.

    many thanks for the inspiration,

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    • Very cool anthea, I rent a car about once a month just to have that freedom. Here are you at right now?

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  4. Very very cool photo.I loved and hated driving on those paved roads!

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