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Jordan Pawley added 15 new photos — with KP Pawley at Glaciar Perito Moreno, Argentina.
November 25, 2018 · El Calafate, Argentina ·

Today was a beautiful day, the wind slowed ( to only like 40mph) the sun came out enough on the ride back we were in summer gear only. The ladies ran wonderfully taking us to the glacier and back. The glacier is impressive, we were incredibly lucky to not only be on the water in kayaks( pics to come), but to see and hear it calving almost every 20mins. One of the guides said he has been guiding here a year and has never seen it so Active. It sounds like deep rumbling thunder in a clear blue sky, that you can feel vibrate in your bones. No lightning to be seen, just massive chunks of the ice face cracking and falling into the cold turquoise water. The biggest we saw, sent out a 6ft+ tidal wave, large enough to give one of the medium tour ships quite the rocking, followed by an icy breeze chilling our cheeks. After that, the fleece suits, inside the dry suits, skirt and life jackets and booties, we had to warm up with whisky on glacier ice. Thanks to Swedish stranger Walter for coaching me on picture techniques. The ride back to the hostal was just shy of picture perfect, blue skies, whispy clouds and a chilly breeze to cool you down, twisty park roads begging to be carved into. Followed by another of the best steak I have had in Argentina to date.

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https://www.google.com/search?q=per...rome..69i57.4080j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
 
#77
Those birds, were not only large, but they gave no shits about tearing stuff up- they kept fighting on top of cars, hoods and roofs. We could hear their talons tear into the paint and them selves. We kept making jokes that they would fly off with the moto's.

http://www.world-birds.com/birds/a/...iAV60stwBGdhj2AtIT8rBSMD-2dYVdmarzejW8f9k-VXc

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The glacier was beautiful, and indescribable. So incredible to see, and hear-feeling it move. Being in Tandem kayaks 100 yards away from the calving face- the 40 degree water, ice floating by so clear you could see through it. I managed to snag a piece and ate chunks off of it for the next few hours on the water and trail. I would recommend the kayaking trips, not cheap- but these guys are legit. And you are completely geared up, from fleece onsies, to the dry suits, skirts, vests, and booties. Its easily over 2k a person just in equipment, and at the end they just handed us a flash drive with the pictures on it.

An incredibly beautiful day, we were afraid to think maybe out weather was turning around. Would our " Fu^&*ng Motorcycles" and " embrace the suck" Patagonia Rides leave us in piece to experience her beauty unmolested?
 
#78
Jordan Pawley added 9 new photos — eating breakfast at Creperia Cafe & Te.
November 27, 2018 · Puerto Natales, Chile ·

Camped last night after my last border crossing from Argentina into Chile. Beautiful riding days!

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We camped that night, With Puerto Natalia the next destination. We found a nice beautiful place to camp, and some trees to hang up in. Twas a bit of a cow swamp, but being ranch kids- did not bother us a bit. I*n fact we probably slept better that night, with the familiar fragrance in your minds.

The Craperia tagged at the beginning of this post is Aces. Worth a stop.

Its hard to see, but in one of those pictures the large white bird, has the baby's on her back.

A friendly skunk, at the border crossing. This one took a long time, as we were stuck behind quite a few others and a tour bus. The moto's drawing lots of attention, and questions form other travelers on the tour buses.
 
#79
I liked Puerto Natalia as well,
Just down from the great coffee shop, was an AMAZING little museum- I think a must see, good price, I think 400/pesos a person. And Bi Lingual signs, we were here for close to three hours.

We stayed at Wild Hostal, good. With a killer breakfast, and on site bar. The Best breakfast from all the Hostels we stayed at.

https://www.wildhostel.com/

We met with some friends who we had got to know quite well weeks ago in Pucon, At a Brewery Owned by a guy from Oregon. It was awesome to See Ronny and Sean again. It was not a super late night as we had ground to cover the next day, and planes waiting.
I will post the link,

https://www.google.com/maps/place/M...84373efe2d6c1!8m2!3d-51.7281739!4d-72.5085657



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We also tried to Visit the Southern Most Distillery in the world, but sadly it was closed after a brisk and chilly walkabout to its location.
 
#80
KP Pawley is with Jordan Pawley at Patagonia.
November 28, 2018 at 12:21 AM

I had finally decided to listen to music inside my helmet with the Bluetooth, BEST DECISION EVER!!! Seriously though, changed the entire ride in surprising ways. And WE HAD BEAUTIFUL WEATHER!!!! By this i of course still mean, lots of wind at about 50kmh. And our final destination of the trip...at least for me Punta Arenas, a town i was excited to see.

Break, haha Thank you Kp for this picture of me

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Jordan Pawley was with KP Pawley at Shackleton Bar.
November 28, 2018 · Punta Arenas, Chile ·




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Shackleton Bar
Pub · Punta Arenas, Chile
KP Pawley has been here


This place was good, we were under dressed, and stuck out. But loved the atmosphere, and good cocktails. Prices as you would expect. My brother later became a regular in the weeks after i I left.

We had to find a place to stay, book some penguin tours, and meet up with Friends from Thanksgiving, the Couple that rented Runningfrommondays truck and camper.
 
#81
Jordan Pawley added 10 new photos — with KP Pawley.
November 29, 2018 ·

Some random, from yesterday's ride and today's wander downtown.

@- Punta Arenas, Chile

The bar, of Kp's bikes namesake was in Puerto Natalis

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For those who dont know many an Arctic Expedition left from here. Still being the only " free trade zone" in Chile and South America. And actively still the jumping off point to Antarctica. I have been working on getting some Contracts at McMurdo Station, so this place was special to me.

https://www.google.com/search?q=pun...69i60j69i59.2983j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

And it was nice, the town square had wifi, people were great. We explored the town, and worked on logistics trying to get the bikes sold, and showed.


Wandering past the massive ship yards, as we turned toward town whilst riding in, the bone chilling ice wind from the Arctic hitting us, smelling the salt water and ice. We knew we were close, I knew my journey was about to end.
 
#82
KP Pawley is with Jordan Pawley at Patagonia.
November 28, 2018 at 8:27 PM ·

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God Bless Street dogs, I will miss them


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Jordan Pawley added 5 new photos — with KP Pawley at Patagonia Chile.
November 29, 2018 · Punta Arenas, Chile ·

We had arranged with the Hostal, and the Tour Company that we would just follow them to the boats, however when we woke up us and the bikes were locked inside the hostal, and had to scale the security fence. My tiny brother had no issue, my larger and still with a badly sprained ankle managed to make it with only one hole in my pants.




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#83
Jordan Pawley added 29 photos and a video — with KP Pawley in Punta Arenas, Chile.
November 29, 2018 ·
Today is my last full day prior to returning stateside. The last few days we have had beautiful weather. This morning, the Patagonia we now know well returned, the skies darkening, clouds covering. Our old friend rain joining us. Almost as if to mimic our moods. We did, however get to see some penguins!! They are adorably curious little critters, not afraid to get close to us for an inspection. We had a 40 minute buss ride, and 45mins of boat to get to the island. Some of us took this time to increase our limited siesta time.

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More to come, but guys- We rode Motorcycles to Penguins!
 
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Jordan Pawley added a new photo
traveling to Santiagofrom Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport.

November 30, 2018 · Punta Arenas, Chile ·

Reflecting on the last month's journey of discovery. In about 40 hours I will be home.

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After the Penguins, it was a lot of running around, packing, offloading the bikes, etc until the Uber in the morning,


Jordan Pawley is
traveling to Houston Intercontinental Airportfrom Aeropuerto Internacional Santiago.

November 30, 2018 · Santiago, Chile ·
Long layover, waiting on a red eye flight: with gear they won't let me check yet.

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12 hour layover in Santiago,


Some conversation from my post ;

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    • Cousin: 30 has been amazing for me, my new super power is being able to nap anywhere. Cousin two : is pretty impressed by it. Lol
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    • ME: Oh good, I have more naps to look forward too!!! It's a bit like a homeless camp, in the deserted wing. Everyone next to carts full of their stuff lol
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#87
KP Pawley is with Jordan Pawley at Patagonia Chile.
December 1, 2018 · Punta Arenas, Chile ·
And with the slam of an Uber's door, I'm alone once more.
It was an outstanding adventure brother.
I love you and hope you'll join me again on the road.
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Jordan Pawley was
traveling to Denver International Airportfrom Houston International Airport- International Flights!

December 1, 2018 · Houston, TX ·
Hoping to not miss my connection, 1.5 hour delay on the tarmac in Santiago.
Jordan Pawley added a new photo
traveling to Pasco from Denver International Airport.

December 1, 2018 · Denver, CO ·

Finial leg! I have had my helmet next to me everyday and night of the last month, it was going to feel a little weird with out it keeping me company. I was unable to pack as well this time, so it has been my carry on.

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Also had a great breakfast! as I was waiting, Thanks Denver.

Jordan Pawley is at Tri-Cities Airport - PSC.
December 1, 2018 · Pasco, WA ·
Landed, and one of my bags is MIA....
 
#88
Jordan Pawley is at Tri-Cities Airport - PSC.
December 1, 2018 · Pasco, WA ·
Landed, and one of my bags is MIA....

Jordan Pawley
December 1, 2018 ·
Stop the clock, after 34hours 32 minutes and 59 seconds: I am home.

Jordan Pawley added a new photo.
December 2, 2018 ·

Reunited and it feels so good... they found my bag and had it couried to me!

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This Osprey pack made it all the way through Patagonia strapped to the back of a moto, but was lost in an airport. That being said they had it couriered to me in under 36 hours.


Also, followed up with my PC- turns out i also tore the ligaments in that ankle, im still wearing a brace part time.

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I hope my writing and pictures, although not doing it justice helped to inspire you to get out and explore.

Happy Trails & Safe Travels
 
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Another two miles today: checked out the beginning of the Lewis and Clarke equine trail. Never know what you'll find out in the desert. Yesterday, worked a habitat for Humanity build for Team Rubicon, hung sheetrock on feelings all day.


Sent from somewhere remote on my BlackBerry
 
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