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I'm Joseph Savant, photographer and moto adventurer. 

I just completed an amazing motorcycle journey to the tip of South America from Alaska, exploring and photographing all the way. I hope you enjoy the blog!

 

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Patagonia Bound!

A photo adventure from Alaska to the tip of South America

After a nine month, 30,000 mile motorcycle journey through Alaska, the West and Mexico,

follow along as I ride solo from Mexico to the tip of South America!

 

Catch Alaska and my other travels here

Since the latest blog entries post at the top, you may wish to start from the beginning!

March 15, 2018

From Ushuaia, I had planned to make Buenos Aires 2000 miles to the north in 4 days or so, knowing that the route was flat and desolate. Making 500 miles per day seemed reasonable enough...

After the previous long day from Ushuaia to Rio Gallegos on the Atlantic coast, t...

March 5, 2018

The town of Ushuaia was far more upscale than expected, the downtown being filled with outdoor clothing stores and even a Hard Rock Cafe. It certainly has a lot of tourist traffic which makes complete sense of course, but it was enjoyable though expensive.


The hotel I...

February 26, 2018

The town of Rio Grande was nice and clean, and the hotel I stayed in was first rate. Got the bike loaded and plugged in my destination for the day, Ushuaia. It was a strange feeling and a bit of a rush to see it on the GPS.


 


 


 

Again the day was beautiful clear and su...

February 25, 2018

The ferry to Porvenir, provided by Austral Broom, was scheduled to leave at 9:30 am on this morning and I was up early to get there before 8 since the line could be long. It was cold and crisp outside and I caught the manager setting up the continental breakfast to ask...

February 24, 2018

The next day I awoke early and caught a glimpse of Mount Fitzroy with the golden light of the sunrise on it through the hotel window. By the time I got outside its grey cloud had hidden the face again.

Canuck and I decided to visit the glacier by boat like real tourists...

February 18, 2018

The next morning Tom went north on his black Honda Africa Twin while Charlie and I headed south for El Chaltén and the fabled Mount Fitz Roy.

There was a 70 or 80 kilometer section of gravel ahead, heard about from several travelers, that featured foot deep sections. I...

February 17, 2018

The next morning we’d planned to ride together and take the road that looped Lago Gral Carrera, hitting Puerto Rio Tranquilo and Puerto Guadal, then to Chile Chico for the crossing into Argentina again.

The road was great, running through the national park Cerro Castill...

February 13, 2018

The next morning I left La Junta early for Coyhaique, the larger town further south and as I gassed up, watched a few adventure bikes stop on the roadside for a conference. There had been a lot of bikes - well, relative to so few I’ve seen on the trip - and it seems th...

February 12, 2018

Despite Chile being my destination that day, I still wanted to get insurance for Argentina in Esquel before leaving if possible, since I'd be crisscrossing the border a few times. I hit 5 places, all closed for holiday of course, then gassed up and gunned it for the Fu...

February 12, 2018

After the night in the hostel in Osorno, I returned to MotoAventura to look at some gear and buy some oil for the bike, specifically for the final drive.

When I got there, there was a heavily loaded KLR 650 already parked, with the rider inside. I briefly spoke with him...

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