Category - Solo Journal

Solo Journal are the posts by Tim Maher that express his thoughts with words and images as he reaches different stages of his epic journey round South America.

Santiago

Aiming high in Santiago

My first visit to Santiago was when I was fifteen years old, on a family ski trip to the resorts of La Parva and then Portillo. Good skiing, great après-ski, amazing views, incredibly strong sun at that altitude that I remember burnt my exposed...

Puerto Varas and the Burn-out

The Boat and the Border From Bariloche, I hopped on a boat and crossed the border into Chile, heading for Puerto Varas. I could maybe get away with just that first sentence but it would be unfair to the incredible scenery if I did not at least...

Bariloche

Bariloche, a slice of paradise

After the spectacular scenery of El Calafate and El Chaltén, I flew up to Bariloche, or San Carlos de Bariloche, to give it its full title. This was going to be my last flight for a while, until I reached Peru in fact, but I had decided when...

Suspended in the Space Time Travel Continuum

There’s a lot of hanging around, mixed in with sudden bursts of activity, when travelling great distances and Argentina is a huge country. I flew to El Calafate from Buenos Aires; and then from El Calafate to Bariloche. There was just way...

Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

El Chaltén, in Patagonia

The Trek I took this image at the start of the hike called ‘Loma del Pliegue Tumbado’. It was the favourite hike of the person who checked me in at the hostel the night before and it seemed like she knew what she was talking about...

El Calafate

El Calafate in Patagonia

There is one major reason why so many people come to El Calafate and that would be to see the Perito Moreno glacier, a truly spectacular spectacle. I shot plenty of video of the glacier on the Sony A7SII and will be trying to post some of that...

Wandering Lost in Buenos Aires

I had given myself three days in Buenos Aires before heading down south to El Calafate, just to have a little bit of time to re-orientate myself. I enjoy wandering round a city, so I’d set out early in the mornings, my Sony A7RII camera...

Flying

Flying high with the Sony A7RII

I suppose at some point I need to start at the beginning, so here are a few photos on the journey from Helsinki to Buenos Aires. Flying is not the most exciting thing in the world, so I put the time to good use. The Sony A7RII still felt like a...

Not a Fashion Blog, but… ‘Flor...

Now, I know that I’m not writing a Fashion blog but, sometimes, you just gotta go with the flow. I was doing my usual aimless wandering around with a camera routine in Buenos Aires when I came across this boutique tucked away off a main...

Concrete and Colour in Buenos Aires

The ‘Biblioteca Nacional Mariano Moreno’ in Buenos Aires might be a bit of a mouthful to say but it’s definitely worth a visit, if only to check out the architecture. There’s something about concrete and a splash of...