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This has been a wind down day with general relaxing and exchanging addresses. At the 0745 wake up call it was already 25 degrees so the days are definitely getting warmer. It is now time to pack away the cold weather clothes and brace for high temperatures. One particular presentation today was really inspiring. It was an honour to listen to Laurie Dexter, the team historian, talk about the first group to walk/ski across the Arctic. ...
... we run out to the airport where, with the help of an expert controller, Thom works out a plan to get, eventually, to "The end of the world"; Ushuaia.
It's a long flight (seemingly) on a windy day over hours of flat farms and ocean. Then slowly the land changes. It's looking drier and cooler and more rugged. The vegetation dissappears. The coastline is no longer sand beaches but escarpments. And instead of the odd huddle of houses every hour or so the map ...
... The Night Sky". Boy, will we be knowledgeable when we get back. Spent a lot of time watching the bird life and saw about 10 bulk carriers (probably petroleum). Bumped onto some more kiwis, there seem to about 10 Kiwis on board.
Wednesday 18th down towards Tierra del Fuego.
Very cool morning. Walking in a 7 degree gale wasn't very pleasant. But by midday it was down to 3 C. Lucky we don't have to go outside to get anywhere. Today's ...
We headed south to Mar del Plata, which we heard was the Surfers Paradise of Argentina. Well.... this beach is so comically crowded you are nearly touching the shoulder of the person next to you! Made for some interesting days, trying to speak broken Spanish to the families set up so close to ...
At least in Chile people usually stop at zebra crossings,
where in Argentina they are allowed to fade to nothing and you cannot rely on
anyone to stop, even in a slow moving queue of cars. Conversely, every tiny
town in Argentina has a big bright shiny freshly painted casino!
Back to the very boring 6 hour bus ride to Neuquen, followed
by a similar 2 hour wait there for the bus to Mar del ...