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... Rhea, along with sheep and horses on the estancias.
On arrival at El Faro (lighthouse) we were greeted by Pitu who told Mimi and Cesar they were expected to stay the night. They hadn't come prepared, as they had no idea out it but were happy enough! Miscommunication continued as Mimi thought we’d have a local guide to take us to the ...
... driving at 110km/hr on this newly paved road, we arrived at the Punta Tombo information center where we were informed that we were visiting at the end of the nesting season and that we would only see half of the colony's population. The colony is close to two million strong, so we were more than OK with the idea of visiting with one million penguins in their natural environment. As soon as we began to walk toward the coast from the ranger station, we began to see the ...
... no rush, and I was embracing the freedom of my new lifestyle. Cruising. Taking in the Martian like scenery.
I was excited to be heading to the mountains. I had had my fill of beaches over the last week. I had heard from many people that the towns and cities along Ruta 40 are "muy lindo". That included Esquel, but when I got to the city, I felt largely underwhelmed.
The hostel was not far from the main part of town, but it felt very secluded. I ...
... did not deter us though, the other options were not entirely appealing and we were hungry. After lunch, we had realized we had eaten our lunch next to a sheep carcass picked clean by the barren wasteland. All that remained was some clumpy wool and bleached white bones. Val, ever impatient and always ready to play, was ready for some more herding.
We took to the fields and chased the sheep until she had successfully shepherded them across ...
... of people have been totally lovely and helpful but too far to go back and complain before I realized.
Day 14 – 14 October 2012 Managed to get away by 0830 (a new record) so called into see (I was made to promise) the very last Inca ruins of Shincal in a beautiful setting – amazing to think the Inca empire stretched this far.
Hit the road again for another long desert drive – bad news the air conditioning doesn’t work ...