Hosteria Puerto Palos
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... to Stephanie, Juan and their Tibetan terrier, Milo, our new friends from California, it was at least 10:30.
The day was entirely about driving as far north as we could, toward Punta Tombo, hoping to meet up there with millions of penguins. Stopping perhaps too frequently for gas, bathrooms and snacks, we didn't manage to venture that far, but drove until the sun set entirely and we were all hungry and closing in on cranky. We passed the time easily by listening ...
... along a ridge overlooking the beach, watched some tourists feeding an Armadillo bread, and were also able to see dozens of penguins lounging in the summer sun.
Along with the marine life, there are a few estancias (ranches) on the peninsula that raise sheep. While looking for a place to eat lunch we noticed a grouping of trees about a hundred yards from the road. These were practically the first trees that we had seen along the route. ...
Day 13 – 13 October 2012
Probably the noisiest campsite yet, trucks rumbling by and the cocks started crowing about 0230, followed by a raging dog howling match so a grumpy start today. Managed to find a coffee shop and met some lovely mountain bikers who were very interested in what we were doing and determined to give us a ton of advice about which route to go, which we ended up ignoring in favour of the “smooth” rode as we had a ...
... It's almost like driving on ice as the wheels on the car would sometimes lose traction on the gravel and threaten to spin out of control. In fact, it actually did spin out of control while I was driving. For a split second, our lives flashed before our eyes. Fortunately, there were no other cars around when it happened and with as much calmness as I could muster, I put the car in reverse (it was a manual) and got back on the road. It must have freaked ...
... made jokes. His love and awe for whales was evident in the way he spoke and we greatly admired his enthusiasm, as if he, like us, were seeing this magnificent creatures for the first time. The first whale was incredibly friendly, a large female whale who showed her tale (something that doesn't happen as often as one hopes on these tours but we were lucky enough to find very friendly tail-showing whales). After a little while we noticed that this whale had a ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHosteria Puerto Palos Puerto Piramides
A lovely room for a reasonable price and near the sea. Some rooms have seaviews for a bit more money.
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