Day 21 (365 km)
Left El Calafata early to make a jump on Route 40 and the scenery is incredible and decided to make a little side trip to the petrified forest on the south shore of Lake Viedma. To make the story short, we never found it, but the area was mind blowing and of course no tourists or traffic in sight to ask directions.
After this, we went to Tres Lagos, a place in the middle of nowhere, but we had lunch and there was a gas station. At the gas station pulled up a group of French riders on nine Kawasaki Klr's and we could not believe our eyes, The group leader told us that further north on Route 40 it was almost impossible to pass, due to heavy rain fall in the last few days everything turned into clay!
and that we should make a detour to Gobernador Gregores, by going east first 143 km on ripio and then north 116 km to catch up with Route 40.
So around 8 pm, we reached Gregory, tired, cold and happy, thay we made it before dark and filled up with gas, took the first hotel, we saw, took a well deserved bath and had dinner and beer!