I can’t believe I’m doing this Good morning internet, it is 10:30 in the morning and welcome back to the channel My plans for today changed a little bit, or well, I was planning to ride on today but here the weather is good today but where I was planning the weather is pretty bad So I thought, you know, it’s better to stay one more day here in El Calafate in Argentina, where I am now then just to ride in the rain So I’m going to do a small local day of exploring which is actually a good idea because when I visited the glacier, Perito Moreno I was actually looking at the glacier and thinking, I don’t know much about it and I always find glaciers extremely fascinating and then I heard about the glacier museum, 8 kilometers out of town, which should be interesting so I thought, you know what, I’m going to see the glacier museum, learn a bit more about glaciers and then there’s another nice spot to check out, so that’s what I’m going to do today Have a little look around El Calafate I also managed to find a new selfie stick It is, wait, I’ll show you This is the one that I found Which is basically, it’s a selfie stick for a phone So, on the top here there was a holder for a phone, but if you take it off you end up with this and I have the same kind of mount here so I can just put it on And then I can use it for my GoPro So I was actually surprised that I managed to find something, because GoPro stuff is hard to find You only find proper GoPro accessories in the big cities and I am not in a big city and I won’t be for quite some time so I was already thinking, ohhh, this is going to be difficult but then I found this one in a local shop It said on the box in big letters: made in china Quality doesn’t seem to be super good but better than nothing I would say so at least I have a selfie stick again I don’t know if I can use it on this mount I don’t know if that will work, but at least I can do the whole, you know, selfie thing again so that is good news So I left my bags here which is actually nice, normally I don’t take all my bags off I rarely do that but now that they are off, it’s actually quite nice because I can then park at the museum and go inside and I don’t have to worry about my stuff I only have this bag, that’s the bike cover which is inside I’m sure that will be fine See if I can fit through this little door again What a location for a museum right! You wouldn’t expect in this landscape, there is a glacier museum Beautiful spot Well, it’s not very busy I actually hope it’s open because there doesn’t seem to be anybody around I think it should be open according to my information but maybe it’s nice and quiet It’s probably the time of the day when all the tourist groups are all at the Perito Moreno Glacier, maybe.. They open in 5 minutes See, so I am early apparently got my ticket let’s go in it’s really dark here ok, check this out See, this explains pretty well that you have three zones in a glacier You have the accumulation zone which is the coldest and this is where snow turns into ice that’s this area then here is the equilibrium zone and here you have the ablation zone I think, yeah, ablation, so this is where the ice is calving off And that’s what you see at the Perito Moreno glacier, I saw the big chunks of ice falling off that was that ablation zone which is right there but it’s then growing from the back, always growing and moving forward Very interesting museum And here it also said that the Perito Moreno glacier, where I was in the last video, has been pretty much stable in size for the last 90 years it’s always moving forward, moving backwards, forwards, backwards and in 1996, they measured, the ice was 700 meters thick at the centreline of the glacier so at the front, where I was standing, it’s a lot thinner so there it’s like 50, 60 meters but more towards the origin of the glacier it was 700 meters thick Just incredible isn’t it? Where are you from? Holland Watch you step You can leave the bar the same way ok I am in an ice bar! Look at that, I”m going to put my mittens on I think that this bar is actually made from ice from the glacier and with so my entrance ticket, I believe I have 25 minutes of drinking as much as I want So I’m kind of wishing that I took a bus here now Cause obviously with Dhanno I’m not gonna go drinking I don’t know if they also have non-alcoholic drinks Put on my mittens It definitely is chilly out here Ah, see, it is minus 8.1 degrees in here I’m the only one in the bar I’ve actually never been in an ice bar before I’m going to try to sit down in this super charming thing Wow, what a nice party by myself, look! I mean I guess it’s a little bit early on the day to have a party in an ice bar this is, so random And then this 90s music fantastic so probably my video is demonetised by now because of the music What do you wanna drink? Do you actually have something non-alcoholic? Coke, sprite Yeah I’ll have a coke Thank you You’re welcome well, cheers! Well, I got my drink in an ice cup I should go and sit in this iglo it is only appropriate I can’t believe I”m doing this Oh it’s actually quite nice to drink from an ice glass, like this coke is so nice and cold So I’m allowed so spend 25 minutes in this place but I don’t think I going to last 25 minutes it’s really quite cold Let me ask about the ice, oh, he’s gone But yeah, I think I’m now drinking coke from ice from the glacier, from Perito Moreno glacier Oh it’s a bit warmer now, it’s only -7.7 degrees. They turned the heating up I say ‘Cheers’ , let’s go So I think that was another very random experience I can tick off my list Having a drink, in an ice bar, in the middle of the day, by myself, in, where am I, El Calafate, Argentina I am going to hop back on Dhanno and then see another place where there is something to see which is also a little bit out of town but then on the other side of town so let’s go there what a view right! There we go again Friends Not really Good dogs Ok, so this is where I’m going : Punta Walichu “Sitio Archeologico” And I’m heading straight towards that very mean looking weather Let’s see if we can manage it without rain I put something wrong on the navigation, I thought it was still 18 kilometers but I think I’m already here so that’s not too bad Ok, let’s have a look Here it’s beautiful weather I was a bit worried I was going to ride in that weather but it was a lot closer than I thought Ah see, so this was also discovered by Francesco Moreno that’s the one whom I told you. The glacier Perito Moreno was name after him. Bad weather conditions. I walked to the promontory I make an interesting discovery The steep cliffs are all covered by hand-made paintings up to Lake Argentino and the painted shapes I copy from the steep walls of Punta Walichu, as I have named this promontory Never heard of a promontory I don’t know what it is, but I guess we will find out Hello How are you? Good. Good? Come in. And you? Good? You come alone? Yes. Do you want to do the excursion? Yes Where are you from? The Netherlands Look, the tour we offer is this one It’s indicated with numbers, from 1 until 27 So, the tour runs through all these points and the audio guide will give you the information You can do it in approximately 40 minutes So as you can see I have an audio guide which is going to tell me everything And I’m going to do this walk I can’t really show you And then whenever I hear something interesting on the audio, I will tell you So this is the biggest cave and you can see some of the paintings here and they dated these paintings to be 4000 years old the people that stayed here were probably making fires to cook because they found molecules of Guanaco fat in these rocks and they believe that the paintings that are here were not made for decoration or for fun but they had some sort of ceremonial function I’m not sure if I’m still on the right path I think I’m supposed to walk here It started to get a little bit more windy See this is clearly a hand painting amazing right! So I finished the audio tour and now, what’s your name? Gonzalo. Gonzalo is going to show me the Calafate plant, which grows here a lot What’s her name? Dino This is the plant here This is the fruit of the Calafate And in how much time can you eat it? One month more One more month In National Park Perito Moreno you can already eat them Because there it’s more humid and here it’s more dry Ah, here it’s more dry The ripening process is further there I understand And the town El Calafate got its name because there are many Calafate plants here, or? No, it refers to an old indigenous legend Nice to meet you! Bye! Thank you! Well, that was interesting I hope you could hear any of that because it’s windy again! But no, it was an interesting place, I mean 4000 years ago there were already people here and there is another place in Argentina which I’m also planning to visit which has even older paintings and I think those are better preserved it’s called, I think, Cueva de los Manos And I’ll visit that at another time but this was for me a nice kind of teaser of some of the archeological things that are to see around here Suddenly with this wind it starts to get really cold, so time to go Ok, so I had a really nice day it was interesting, I learned some new things and now I’m going to spend the rest of the afternoon editing this video and try to upload it, so that’s my plan so I hope you liked this video, if you did, please give me a big thumbs up and subscribe down below and then I’ll see you in the next video!