. . . look a bit like a travelogue.
Tom's been on an extended fishing trip . . . to Patagonia! He just returned yesterday, and I've really enjoyed hearing all about his adventures and looking at his trip photos.
Want a little peek at southern Argentina?
Tom was at "fish camp" -- a remote fishing lodge featuring comfortable accommodations, excellent food and wine, and knowledgable guides. (They were a rugged 5-6 hours from the nearest town.)
While he could see mountains in the distance, he was located in the high plains. Rugged. Windy. Desolate. Starkly beautiful. (Think eastern Wyoming. . . but with water.)
The Patagonia winds are crazy, and can get this still water churning with waves quickly. The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are both nearby, stirring up strong wind currents -- that blow down from the nearby Andes Mountains.
The fishing was rough -- but rewarding!
Beautiful, BIG rainbow trout!
And LOTS of them. Tom fished for 7 days -- catching 30-40 fish just like this each day.
He was in fishing heaven!
Tom had fun watching the non-aquatic wildlife, too. He got a real kick out of seeing rheas (ostrich-like birds), which were abundant. He also saw many guanaco -- in the llama/alpaca family.
Mostly, Tom fished in inland lakes and lagoons, but there was also a nearby river cutting through a canyon where he was able to fish one day. Fishing was even tougher here -- it's super windy and narrow, with treacherous footing.
But . . . worth it!
(It's hard for me to believe that a fish that big came out of water that narrow!)
I'm happy to have Tom back home -- but I'm even happier that he was able to have this Grand Adventure . . . fishing in Argentina.