El Viejo Lobo De Mar
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We finally got our act together, and our walking gear, and got to the local national park. We were going to go yesterday, but it was raining in the morning and then very windy. I'd been feeling that we hadn't got any "true" Patagonian or Terra Del Fuegonian weather, well we have certainly got the high winds yesterday and today.
Anyway, the …
Spent most of the day in El Calefate. Pretty cold in the morning, so after spending 45mins to cash some travelers cheques and buying the most expensive postcard stamps in the world ($2.50 per card) we ensconced ourselves in a cafe, drinking the minimum amount necessary to stay inside. Great WiFi connection & internet speed, uploaded lots of …
... land between Argentina and Chile. It looked bleak with nothing in sight apart from the llamas and wolfy foxy like animals. Oh and an occasional cow. It was then onto Chilean customs were we had to declare I was attempting to smuggle illegal produce into the country. This could have been a serious crime however, the illegal produce involved was 4 apples as part of our lunch. The Chilean confiscated our apples but let us ...
... around different lugunas.
There are many walks around or near the city (other than just the national park) and we decided to do this one as it started from the town and takes you up into the hills behind it giving pretty good views back to the city - assuming you don't get lost. I would say either we are bad at understanding or generally it was not well marked but we did get lost a few times but eventually managed to find our way there ...
... of the rabbit population. The local government went to Australia for a solution. They introduced a rabbit disease that helped eradicate a large part of the rabbit population, but some rabbits survived and now they have a natural immunity to the disease. Though small in numbers their population will begin to once again grow.
Like all adventures the time does come when it is time to finish the adventure end our journey. As we boarded our bus, we stopped and looked one last ...
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