Bahia Ballenas BackPackers Hostel
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... a challenge). However, with some perseverance and with the camera set on burst-shooting, I eventually caught an amazing picture of one jumping out of the water against the backdrop of a setting sun. It was almost as though that particular whale was showing off. Of the thousands of pictures that we've taken so far on our trip, this is definitely one of our favourite given the circumstances. We could not have asked for a nicer souvenir from our visit to ...