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... before it was destined for UK. Petrol, natural gas (methanol gas) and seafood (king crab) are also exported.
Wearing our trusty parkas, we were cosy and warm, easily seen and ready at all times for our interviews to join the EasyJet crew!!!!!!! The weather, however, divine and ski layers and waterproof trousers surplus to requirements.
We arrived at the small Magellan penguin colony and were grateful for the ¾ mile walk along the ...
... Rivadavia then south to Rio Gallegos, then to Punta Arenas. It was 70 nm farther than the route near the mountains - what do I care, I’ve got a ferry tank and all day!
I filed for:
SCTE MON L775 GUTIN L775 ESQ W50 CRV W18 GAL A570 PALIX VA570 NAS SCCI
The altitude was FL110 which I bumped up to FL130 between GUTIN and ESQ to meet the MEA for crossing the Andes. This worked out pretty well. Crossing ...
... weeks of October and chicks are usually born between November 15th and December 10th. Penguins usually have one or two offspring in which both the male and female penguins take turns to watch and feed the little ones.
In January and February, the feathers of the chicks change and they start to swim. By mid March to April, they start to return to Brazil and the Atlantic Islands.
When walking the 1.5 km to ...
... with furniture on the ceiling, maps of the world on the walls, and bottles of wine stored above the bar and brought down by climbing a ladder. I tried the local Shackleton beer, en homage to the great man and most of us tucked into the local Patagonian lamb. I managed to eat all the six cutlets. Then Christine, Peter, Vicki and I retreated to La Lunaticos bar for a nightcap. When we left at 11:30pm it was still ...
... the Welsh language is still spoken there and, best of all it has a tea shop! For the first time in months, we had a Proper Cup of Tea, poured out of a china teapot into real cups, with cold milk that we didn't have to beg for, accompanied by delicious home-made cakes. What a lovely afternoon!
We then crossed a remote border post into Chile and spent the night camped by the beautiful, serene Rio Futaleufu before setting off down the ...