Riding a criollo horse from Estancia Jesuítica las Carreras, my stop for the night near Tafí del Valle, was the first of a series of fun detours arranged by Christian Paul Delaporte of Antique Tour Experience, as we drove his Ford Model A Phaetons heading northwest from San Miguel de Tucumán to Salta, Argentina. —
Enroute to Salta by classic Ford Model A Phaeton, Christian Paul Delaporte, owner of Antique Tour Experience, took us at first to this vintage sugar mill, where we learned that for centuries sugar and lemons have been economic mainstays of Tucumán province, where Delaporte lives. His father’s first job arriving from France after WW2 was repairing machinery used in the sugar industry. You can read about our Argentinian road-trip adventure in my upcoming story for the automotive section of Postmedia newspapers and Driving.ca. —
FUTALEUFU RIVER ZIP LINE
The Futaleufu River valley in Chile is one of the world's gems. The valley, which is approximately 1,500 kilometers south of Santiago in northern Patagonia, is famous amongst the rafting and kayaking community for its world-class whitewater. The valley boasts much more than whitewater, with towering peaks, lush valleys, and welcoming locals..
Credit: @everythingeverywhere The Andes are pretty incredible. Taking off today and going all the way north to the other end of the country in Salta. Temperatures will be much warmer. I got a nasty cold here so I’m looking forward to warm weather and sun.
Los Glaciares National Park is the 340th World Heritage Site I’ve visited.
This is a photo of us on our last day, riding through Quebrada de las Conchas, with meandering roads between the red earth mountains. We aimed to do 60km but the wind was so strong there were moments where we were stopped in our tracks. We only managed about 35kms. It was fierce and wild and it hurt, and I loved it. Thanks to Luis Ahumada for taking a great pic of us climbing that hill. I look forward to seeing more. #womenwhokickass#ATWS2017#mtb#argentina with @adventureandlandscape
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Wildlife in Tolar Grande - a vicuña stares at our car before running off. A vicuña is a wild and protected member of the camelid family that live in the high alpine areas of the Andes. They produce a very fine wool that is sought after and why they are protected today. We saw tons of them roaming around the Tolar Grande region...so cute! .
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