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... would interact with us, or even if they would come in to the water where we were. We were also told that only the females come in to the water, as the males stay on the rocks to ensure that they maintain their harem of lady sea lion ladies. I thought, just another example of misogynism.
We were prepared. 45 minutes is the allotted time by the marine park rangers, so we went straight down. No sooner had we gone down a meter, sea lions all around – looked like today ...
26 January 2013 – Puerto Madryn, Argentina
We didn’t stop in Ushuaia on the 18th as it was too windy. The wind was towards the pier so if we tried to dock we may have damaged the ship and pier and we wouldn’t be able to get off the pier to leave until the wind changed direction or died off. The wind down here is very strong most of the time so it’s a constant factor in the itinerary. There are no powerful ...
Today we woke up bright and early to go and see the penguin colony! We headed off on our tour bus or Citroen Belingo... With a grand total of four of us! First stop was to stop for a boat trip where we saw sea lions and Commerson dolphins, in Spanish they are called Tonina Overa. These dolphins only live in this part of South America. They looked like mini killer whales. We also saw ...
... random welsh tea house complete with botanical gardens. The other people on the tour were keen for the tea house so we went with the flow. We were quickly ushered to our seats and before we knew it we were being served platter upon platter of cakes to go with our tea by these little welsh looking Spanish speaking Nannas. Without exaggeration there were about 10-15 slabs of cake per person. This was awkward given that no ...
... met us at the gangplank. Another couple, from Calgary, joined us and off we went. After traveling (I mean speeding) for one hour, the driver pulled over to the side of the road, got out, and proceeded to inspect the car. "No problem." he said, and we resumed the trip. Thirty minutes later, on the secluded gravel road leading to the colony, he stopped. The car was decidedly leaning to the right. There was the acrid smell ...
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