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... but for the moment it's mostly host to elephant seals, sea lions and the occasional amarillo. We paused to look at a group of seals basking on a beach. One raised a fin and flapped it lazily by way of greeting.
The rest of my time in Puerto Madryn was fairly uneventful. I went for a walk down the beach to the EcoCentro Museum to learn more about the area's conservation efforts. The whales had given the town an unexpected tourist boom: ...
... them go about their business without any human interference. The male elephant seals can weigh up to 4000kg (!) and five metres in length. Despite being seemingly docile, the most impressive fact about the big, dominant males is that they have harems of up to 130 females and have sex with as many of them as possible before any other sneaky male gets a look in and, during this surprisingly randy period, they don't eat for 90 days! ...
... walking around the city, there's tons of stuff going on. Emily left to get her bus to Ushuaia (the southern most city in the world!) so we went food shopping and went back to the hostel to make lunch and talk with Luca, the Italian bartender. He wandered off to talk to his mom and we went outside to drink coffee. Then we went to the beach- we had made some vague plans with some of the other hostel guests to do yoga on the beach around 3, so naturally ...
... come and fulfil his dream of travelling SA, etc. Our favourite was an Argentinian girl called Octavia, who shared our room for a few days. She was hilarious, with this incredible dry sense of humour. One day we came back to find she had left us a card and chocolates to say thank you for being fun. So humbled by gestures like this, as most Argentinians don't have much money and I am doubtful she did. What a lovely, kind girl.
... day Beate, me and and a
british guy went on a tour to Punto Tombo, which is home to the largest penguin
colony on earth with 1.2 million Magellan Penguins. Our guide was a Gordito
Argentinean guy in his 40s who loved cooking and talked the whole drive about
food. Due to his physical appearance he was very reliable on that topic. On the
way to Punta Tombo we stopped at for dolphin watching. They appeared right away
in a pack of 10 ...