Today we went to Perito Moreno, located about 80 kms from El Calafate in Argentina. Perito Moreno is a glacier the size of Buenos Aires ( yes really) and it is one of the most beautiful natural sights we have ever seen.
We first went by boat and cruised along the one half of the glacier face. It is 5kms wide, 30 kms long and over 60 meters high. The glacier also moves up to 2 meters per day! The sheer size of it is hard to appreciate as you lose perspective until you have something like a person or a boat nearby - then you can truly appreciate the enormity of this glacier.
We spent part of the afternoon admiring the glacier and watching giant slabs of ice cracking and splitting off the face and into the blue water creating huge waves!! Listening to the ice cracking and splitting was really cool. The ice falling into the water sounded like thunder. We could have done this all day long. :)
Tomorrow we will hike part of the glacier, so we're really looking forward to that.
We will be in El Calafate for a few more days, enjoying the stunning Patagonian scenery. This is truly a spectacular part of the world and we feel so fortunate to be able to experience it.