Manolo al Sol, an overland adventure to the mid-Dec 2020 eclipse centerline over Patagonia.
While on playa at the 2019 Burn, serving cocktails with ice from behind our theme camp bar to some very friendly Argentinian ladies, learned of the upcoming southern hemisphere eclipse. They had been eye-witnesses to the Oregon 2017 solar eclipse (Aug 21, 2017) up in the Pacific Northwest, and the way they described the climax of the celestial event followed by the Burn later that month, sent a resonating shiver down my spine.
It was total irony discovering all this at Burning Man, a completely made-made experience in the middle of the Nevada high desert, that the next total solar eclipse would occur over Patagonia from Dec 10-16, 2020. Upon an invitation to their home country, it was now a matter of setting a trip heading and securing tickets to the gatherings across Chile and Argentina.
Come along and let’s embark on another travel project. And how fitting a theme: my motto is #RiseAndGrind, for I’m certainly no morning person nor professional. Just a classic size medium with a burning desire to learn by adventure.
-Manolo | August 2019