RIDING ALONG THE STRAITS . 41 hour had elapsed before we had got well clear of the colony , and found ourselves riding over an undulating grassy stretch , en route for the pampas . Our way lay over this plain for about an hour ...
Table of Contents THE START FOR CAPE NEGRO—RIDING ALONG THE STRAITS—CAPE NEGRO—THE FIRST NIGHT UNDER CANVAS—UNEXPECTED ARRIVALS—OUR GUESTS—A NOVEL PICNIC—ROUGH-RIDING—THERE WAS A SOUND OF REVELRY BY NIGHT.
Author: Lady Florence Dixie
Across Patagonia is a travel narrative written by Lady Florence Dixie, Scottish writer and feminist. She left her aristocratic life and her children behind in England, and set out to travel, accompanied by her two brothers, her husband, and a family friend who served as a guide. Dixie debated going elsewhere, but chose Patagonia because few Europeans had ever set foot there. Dixie paints a picture of the landscape using techniques reminiscent of the Romantic tradition of William Wordsworth and others, using emotion and physical sensation to connect to the natural world. While she describes the land as "uninviting and feared territory," Dixie's actions demonstrate that survival in a wild land requires both strength and agency. During her travels in Patagonia, Dixie is "active, hardy, and resilient", rejecting Victorian gender constructs that depicted women as weak and in need of protection.
"Riding Across Patagonia" tells the story of how the aristocrat successfully traded the perils of a London parlor for the wind-borne freedom of a wild Patagonian bronco. Her equestrian exploits became legendary.
Author: Florence Dixie
Publisher: Long Riders Guild Press
When asked in 1879 why she wanted to travel to such an outlandish place as Patagonia, the author replied without hesitation that she was taking to the saddle in order to flee from the strict confines of polite Victorian society. Palled with civilization and its surroundings, I wanted to escape to some place where I might be as far removed from them as possible. A longing grows up within one to taste a more vigorous emotion than that afforded by the monotonous round of society s so-called pleasures, Dixie wrote. Riding Across Patagonia tells the story of how the aristocrat successfully traded the perils of a London parlor for the wind-borne freedom of a wild Patagonian bronco. Her equestrian exploits became legendary. One of the first Europeans to ride Criollo horses, on one occasion Lady Dixie escaped from a rampaging prairie fire by riding directly through the flames! Long considered a classic of equestrian travel, Lady Dixie s book is illustrated with pen and ink drawings that show her mounted entourage during the course of their remarkable adventures.
All page references will be to this modern reprint , which - interestingly - alters the original title to the more detailed and classificatory Riding Across Patagonia : A Victorian Equestrian Adventure .
Author: Fernanda Peñaloza
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Literary Criticism
"This volume is a selection of the papers presented during the international conference Patagonia: Myths and Realities organised through the Centre of Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Manchester and held in September 2005 at the Manchester Museum"--Introd.
Horseback riding over the slopes near Playa El Faro, La Serena Underwater exploration off Playa Anakena, ... Among climbs rated for their technical difficulties are the steep granite faces of Torres del Paine in Southern Patagonia.
Author: DK Travel
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chile and Easter Island is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chile and Easter Island will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Chile and Easter Island effortlessly.
based in Puerto Varas, which covers all of Patagonia, from the Lake District to Tierra del Fuego. ... The riding tradition is strong throughout Chile, and two comfortable lodges, both founded by Germans but with substantial Chilean ...
Author: DK Eyewitness
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this breathtakingly beautiful country. Tour picturesque Chilean vineyards, stargaze in the Atacama Desert, explore the glaciers of the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia or admire Rapa Nui's moai statues: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Chile and Easter Island with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Chile and Easter Island: - Over 35 colour maps help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Chile and Easter Island, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans detail iconic sights such as Santiago's fascinating Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and leafy Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, the unusual Casa Museo Isla Negra, the breathtaking Rano Raraku and more - Colour photographs of Chile's colonial cities, historic architecture, museums and art galleries, ancient settlements, colourful towns and villages, natural wonders and spectacular landscapes - including mountains, glaciers, geysers, beaches, lakes, volcanoes, and flora and fauna - as well as Easter Island's fascinating archaeological sites, mysterious monuments, crater lakes, plus nearby Robinson Crusoe Island, with its dramatic volcanic landscape and endemic flora and fauna - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Santiago, including Plaza de Armas and Santiago Centro, West of Santiago Centro, Northeast of Santiago Centro; Chile beyond the capital, including Central Valley, Norte Grande and Norte Chico, Lake District and Chiloé, Northern Patagonia, Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego; Easter Island and Robinson Crusoe Island - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the country's rich history and culture, iconic architecture, ancient settlements, festivals and events, and more - Experience Chile and Easter Island with features on the landscape and wildlife, the biodiversity of Chile, peoples of Chile and Easter Island, music and dance, literature, theatre and cinema, Chilean art and architecture, sports in Chile, Fiestas Patrias, funiculars of Valparaíso, history of wine in Chile, regional arts and crafts, pukaras and the Camino del Inca, myths and folklore of Chiloé, and more - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus how to get around, useful phrases, and visa and health information. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Chile and Easter Island is a detailed, easy-to-use e-guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Chile and Easter Island. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. "No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one" - The Independent Planning to explore more of South America? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Argentina or DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Peru. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
In Riding Across Patagonia, Lady Florence Dixie mentions the tame guanacos kept at Sandy Point (Punta arenas), noting, “... their gentle ways and amiable dispositions make them charming pets.” Small herds ofgracefulguanacos are a common ...
Author: D. Larraine Andrews
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
An eclectic collection of 11 global walks and hikes, the book includes destinations on every continent but Antarctica. From one-day saunters to two-week odysseys, readers will find the in-depth story behind each trail, combined with detailed maps and a visual feast of archival and contemporary images from contributors located around the world. Climb the Stairs of Repentance to the top of Mount Sinai, the Holy Peak of Moses, or retrace the journey of the stampeders of the Klondike Gold Rush as you scale the Golden Stairs of the Chilkoot Trail. Catch the "Long Look" across El Despoblado as you stand at the South Rim of the Chisos Mountains in Texas. Walk in the Dreaming tracks of the local Arrente as you trek the Larapinta Trail along the spine of Central Australia's ancient MacDonnell Ranges. Or follow delightful paths through sheep paddocks and woodlands filled with bluebells and birdsong along Great Britain's Cotswold Way. But it isn't all about the hikes and the history. There is plenty of practical information on Internet resources and recommended reading along with suggestions on what to do before or after the hike. Learn about local fauna, regional food specialties and unique customs - like the sensuous rituals linked with maté tea in Patagonia or the grizzly tradition of the SourToe Cocktail in Dawson City, Yukon. So lace up those boots and get moving. Or put your feet up and read all about it from the cozy comfort of your living room. The choice is entirely yours.
Translated by Ann Wright, this is an account of an Argentine drifter's progress from Buenos Aires across the ... During four years as hostages in Lebanon, Keenan and McCarty fantasized about riding through Patagonia on horseback.
Author: Wayne Bernhardson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Your World Your Way! Patagonia's staggering landscapes, titanic glaciers, and rugged mountains evoke mystery and inspire self-discovery. Explore the ends of the earth with Moon Patagonia. What You'll Find in Moon Patagonia: Expert author and world traveler Wayne Bernhardson shares his perspective on his favorite place on earth Full-color guidebook with vibrant, helpful photos Detailed directions and maps for getting around and exploring on your own Strategic itineraries, including The Best of Patagonia, Wildlife Encounters, Explore the Natural World, Glacier Gazing, and Classic Patagonia Road Trips Activities and ideas for every traveler: Hike the glacier of Perito Moreno National Park, or glimpse Patagonia's pre-Colombian past at Cueva de las Manos. See penguins and marine mammals off the coast of the Falkland Islands, or visit Chile's lakes district, home to the Mapuche people. Savor authentic asado at a local ranch, and go horseback riding through the Torres mountains. Sample seafood in Santiago, or take in tango in Buenos Aires In-depth coverage for Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Northern Argentine Patagonia, The Chilean Lakes District, Aisén and Continental Chiloé, Southern Argentine Patagonia, Magallanes, Argentine Tierra del Fuego, and the Falkland Islands Accurate information, including background on the landscape, culture, history, and environment Handy tools such as travel tips and safety information in an easy-to-navigate format, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your daypack With Moon Patagonia's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.
We were riding across Patagonia, the landscape was bleak and the winds chilling. I looked down to see that the alarm on my phone had sounded. I'd had that dream many times in the past few years, but today, it was coming into being.
Author: Jay Kannaiyan
Publisher: Harper Collins
Riding Towards Me is the epic adventure story of Jay Kannaiyan who dropped everything he had in the US to ride his motorcycle back home to India by the longest possible route. The journey took him three years and three months as he rode through Latin America, Europe and Africa, finally reaching New Delhi in 2013. Jay and his motorcycle, sanDRina, encountered mechanical meltdowns, remote Mayan villages, weeks of high altitude desert isolation, Caribbean and Atlantic voyages, humility, friendship, and landscapes that almost destroyed the bike and Jay's spirit. His go-with-the-flow attitude and engineering background deliver a story of global trails and an adventuring insight that brought him fame amongst the off-road motorcycling fraternity before his journey was even complete.
Across Patagonia. London: Bentley, 1880. Reprinted as Riding across Patagonia. Equestrian Travel Classics, Long Riders' Guild Press, 2001. Also available in Spanish, A través de la Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Chile: Ediciones Universidad ...
Author: W. Edmundson
Category: Social Science
This book sets out to narrate the contributions to and influence on the history of Chile that British visitors and immigrants have had, not as bystanders but as key players, starting in 1554 with the English Queen 'Bloody Mary' becoming Queen of Chile, and ending with the decline of British influence following the Second World War.