In Patagonia

In Patagonia…Although we, unlike Bruce Chatwin, have not hitchhiked to get here – it’s a 22 hour drive from Buenos Aires just to get to the northern part where we are currently so we took a plane – and we have not been staying in the homes of local Welsh farmers, or any farmers, for that matter – we had one of our best hikes as a family today and learned that the bamboo here lives for 60 years and only grows seeds just before it dies. It all dies simultaneously and so we saw tons of it dead along our trail and lots of new leaves too, the whole process having begun again just three years ago. Even if Manny and I were to be so lucky as to live a super long life we will surely never be back in time to see the next cycle though perhaps our youngest will.