More of the same countryside but many more sheep estancias in evidence along route RN3. Once in Rio Gallegos we elected to stay at an YPF gas station that had ample parking at its rear for truckers and travelers. We imagined it would be noisy all night but we slept the sleep of the innocent waking at 6.30am to fill with diesel and move onto a more pleasant location for breakfast.
Just 60 km south of Rio Gallegos and 8km from the Chilean border is a perfectly blue lake in an extinct volcano. A perfect spot for an early and hopefully quick border crossing next morning. We have never experienced wind like we had at Lake Azul. While walking to the edge of the crater it almost blew the poor little cook over into the abyss!
We are now about 500 km, just 2 days out from from Ushuaia. About 3,000km from Buenos Aires. Did I mention the wind? I did, oh, OK. I’d hate to have left that part out!