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Cape Town, South Africa
May 25, 2019, 8:50 am
Sunny
Sunny
48°F
humidity: 100%
wind speed: 2 mph N
sunrise: 7:38 am
sunset: 5:47 pm
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Botswana
May 25, 2019, 8:50 am
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny
15°C
humidity: 86%
wind speed: 2 mph S
sunrise: 6:30 am
sunset: 5:19 pm
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May 25, 2019, 9:50 am
Cloudy
Cloudy
63°F
humidity: 87%
wind speed: 0 mph N
sunrise: 6:28 am
sunset: 6:32 pm
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Day63-Torres Del Paine, Mon, Feb 28, 2001

The Incredible Parque Nacional Torres Del Paine

Start & Stop:  0 Motocicleta miles, Puerto Natales, Chile.

Mileage:  0 miles

Hotel: Amerindia Hostel, Barros Arana 135, Puerto Natales 6200000, Chile; Ch$ 30.000 = $63.33 USD

Fuel: $697 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.46 USD/1 liter) or $5.51 USD per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $476.51 Chilean Peso

Weather:  Overcast, low clouds, rain, very light winds!

Lisa: [...]

Day62-It was a good day on the Patagonian plains, Sun, Feb 27, 2011

The terror of getting back on the road!

Start & Stop:  Punta Arenas, Chile to Puerto Natales, Chile

Mileage:  157 miles

Hotel: Amerindia Hostel, Barros Arana 135, Puerto Natales 6200000, Chile; Ch$ 30.000 = $63.33 USD

Fuel: $697 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.46 USD/1 liter) or $5.51 USD per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $476.51 Chilean Peso

Weather:  Overcast, cloudy, very light winds!

Lisa: We had to [...]

Day61-R&R in Puerto Arenas, Sat, Feb 26, 2011

It’s cheaper to spend another night in Punta Arenas then a weekend in Puerto Natales!

Start & Stop:  Puerto Arenas, Chile

Mileage:  0 miles

Hotel: Hostal Terrasur, O’Higgins 723, Punta Arenas

Fuel: $697 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.46 USD/1 liter) or $5.51 USD per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $476.51 Chilean Peso

Weather:  Overcast, cloudy, light showers!

Dean: In Lisa’s on-line attempts to [...]

Day60-The Adventure Continues, Fri, Feb 25, 2011

The TransAmericas Leg is over, but the Adventure Continues.  Our last motocicleta frontera crossing: Argentina/Chile

Start & Stop: Ushuaia, Argentina to Punta Arenas, Chile

Mileage:  395 miles

Hotel: Hostal Terrasur, O’Higgins 723, Punta Arenas

Fuel: $697 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.46 USD/1 liter) or $5.51 USD per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $476.51 Chilean Peso

Weather:  Overcast, cloudy light and heavy showers, and [...]

Day59-Playing Turísticos In Ushuaia, Feb 24, 2011

Start & Stop: Ushuaia, Argentina (Day 2)

Mileage:  No Riding

Hotel:  Hosteria Foike. Gobernador Campos No. 1554. Ushuaia 9410. Argentina

Fuel: $3.267 Argentine Peso /l liter ($0.82 USD/1 liter) or $3.09 per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $4.02 Argentine Peso

Weather:  Overcast, cloudy and very, very windy!

Dean: Woke up this morning to raging wind!  Gusts up to 40 MPH!

We are in R&R mode getting [...]

Day58-Ushuaia and the End-of-the Road!, Wed, Feb 23, 2011

From Deadhorse, AK to the End-Of-The-Road” sign in Tierra Del Fuego National Park!

Start & Stop: Rio Grande to Ushuaia, Argentina

Mileage:  155 uneventful miles (uneventful is a good thing)

Hotel:  Hosteria Foike. Gobernador Campos No. 1554. Ushuaia 9410. Argentina

Fuel: $3.267 Argentine Peso /l liter ($0.82 USD/1 liter) or $3.09 per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $4.02 Argentine Peso

February 23, 2011 – [...]

Day57-So Near Yet So Far!, Tue, Feb 22, 2011

2 border crossings, a ferry ride, 90 miles of dirt, gravel and sand

Start & Stop: Rio Gallegos, Argentina to Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego

Mileage:  251 agonizing miles

Hotel: Hostel Antares, Echeverria 49, (9420) Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Tel: 02964-420722

Fuel: $3.267 Argentine Peso /l liter ($0.82 USD/1 liter) or $3.09 per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD [...]

Day56-480 miles the Hard Way!, Mon, Feb 21, 2011

A beautiful day doing 50 MPH!  The East Coast Argentinian head winds keeps things interesting.

Start & Stop: Comodoro Rivadavia to Rio Gallegos, Argentina

Mileage:  497 agonizing miles

Hotel: Hotel Comercio, Av. Roca 1302 esq. Estrada – (9400), Rio Gallegos, Republica Argentina

Fuel: $3.267 Argentine Peso /l liter ($0.82 USD/1 liter) or $3.09 per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = [...]

Day55-Slow but steady!, Sun, Feb 20, 2011

From the west coast to the east coast!

Start & Stop: Esquel, Argentina to Comodoro Rivadavia

Mileage:  370 miles

Hotel: Comodoro Hotel, 9 de Julio 770, U9000CZF Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut, Republica Argentina

Fuel: $3.267 Argentine Peso /l liter ($0.82 USD/1 liter) or $3.09 per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $4.02 Argentine Peso

Dean: Our day started in the western Argentine mountains [...]

Day54-Clawing our way over the Andes!, Sat, Feb 19, 2011

Border Crossing #13; Crossing the Andes at 35 MPH!

Start & Stop: Osorno, Chile to Esquel, Argentina

Mileage:  331 miles

Hotel: Hostel Residencial Sky, San Martin 981, Esquel, Argentina – 180 Peso ($44.80 USD)

Fuel: $716 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.51/1 liter) or $5.72 per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $4.02 Argentine Peso

Dean: Some days start with more challenges than [...]