In my last post I wrote about the visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier near el Calafaté. Today Jane Rosevelt sent me an article she saw in the Oregonian from Portland, OR. If you remember I wished that we had been there to see a giant calving of the glacier. Here is the news from today. It happened yesterday, 3/
Tourists in southern Argentina had the opportunity to witness a breathtaking natural phenomenon when huge chunks of the Perito Moreno Glacier broke off in front of them.
The pieces of ice crashed into Lake Argentina on Thursday, prompting cheers from onlookers at Los Glaciares National Park.
The massive natural monument in the province of Santa Cruz is approximately 97 square miles (250 kilometers), and its walls tower about 70 meters (yards) over water level.
Periodically the glacier advances over the lake and then breaks off.
The leading edge of the Perito Moreno glacier collapse, sending several tons of ice crashing down into the sea in Argentina
The glacier had last ruptured in March 2012.
Here is the photo from the Oregonian.
Photo taken from the Oregonian. This photo is copyrighted by the Associated Press.
And I found a video online this morning.
We were standing near that spot on January 31, 2016.
Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart.
She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all.
She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.
March 16, 2016 at 5:51 pm