Back to Punta Arenas.We left Ushuaia at 1pm. And drove to Rio Grande, there we went to see a mechanic about the right tie rod for the Blue Wonder and were told that we will not find parts in Argentina but the parts we needed are available in Punta Arenas in Chile. So we decided to go back there. There are two routs we could take, the ferry we came over with or a short ferry ride in Bahia Azul. As it was very windy there was a chance that the ferry from Porvenir would not sail. And Bahia Azul was 300 km. out of our way. So we flipped a coin and it was the long route. We left Rick and Brenda at the intersection 40 km. from the Argentinian border and thy will wait there for our return. Arrived in Punta Arenas at 4:30 and after some running around found all the parts we needed and an appointment tomorrow at 9:30 am. to get the work done. This gave us a second chance to visit the town and we discovered how beautiful it is. We are now parked at the same spot as one week ago.
Hugs to all
Norbert and Greti
Dec. 18, 2014
Went early this morning and bought 2 front tiers at the duty free zone and at 8:30 were lined up at the door of the mechanical shop to get the work done. Finished at 11 and went to get the tiers installed. But it was noon and so siesta time, come back at 3pm. We did and were on our way back to the meeting point with Rick and Brenda. We feel very lucky and thankful that everything fell in to place so nicely.
Again extreme wind from the side most of the way which makes tense driving.
We are now in Rio Gallegos with a Courfur store across the street so shopping for groceries tomorrow morning, as my larder is empty for all the border crossings we did. Looking forward to no wind and a little higher temperatures.
Hugs to all