NH Gran Hotel Provincial
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... he participated in a Russian-Canadian expedition walking from Russia via the North Pole to Ellesmere Island (Canada). He spoke of the training and the trip then illustrated his talk with photographs. Seems just as hard now as when the early explorers wandered around. There was a cocktail party before dinner then after dinner a slide presentation of the photographs people had put on the Quark computer. It gave a lovely recap to a great ...
... 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 ...
... Milos was 'Sharks'. Also went to the Interdenominational Ash Wednesday service, lead by a Catholic priest with the assistance of a Monsignor. About 100 there.
Have seen more birds from our balcony, but they were hard to photograph. One was a Wandering Albatross. This evening we went through the Maire Channel heading round Tiera del Fuego towards Ushuaia.
Tonights showtime featured a couple of the Supremes - yes the real ones. Very good too.
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 ...
... rooms – yuk – all strong, floral & synthetic.
It did have the dreaded double shower curtain though, commonly found in both countries too – they are easy enough to wash and decorative, so why bother, especially as there is only one, slightly small set of window curtains. No nets so they have to be shut at all times to get privacy
and then have all the very dim lights on!