Travel Blogs from Puerto Madryn
... We had booked a tour for the afternoon to another beach where the Elephant Seals settle for 3 months a year. We were driven along these really rough roads in a 4 x 4 then we had to trek 80 metres down a cliff before we got to the beach. The elephant seals are massive and lazy. They made me laugh. They were all just laying about and would only occasionally pop there heads up and look at us. When they walked (or waddled?) they would ...
... a driving courtesy on the gravel roads whereby oncoming traffic slows when it meets each other to reduce the risk of flying stones and broken wind screens.
We followed the coastline north, for what seemed like an age, just keeping the sea in sight, and giving us the occasional glimpse of yet another whale (!). We passed lots of sandy roads which could take us down to a beach for what I thought would be perfectly ok. Eventually the incessant ...
... set free to wander the ranch, easy prey for stray dogs and back yard barbecuers.
A delicious lunch of salad and sausages, chicken, lamb and sopapillas followed the demonstration. We were also able to sample Argentinian wine. We quickly exited through the gift shop and headed back to the ship with a detour to Punta Loma to see sea lions.
Annette & Peter
What do you get if you cross a sheep with a porcupine?
An animal that knits its own ...
... with real purpose - stocking up on food to take on our overnight bus that we had booked for tonight that would take us from the Argentinian coastline to the Argentinian lakes. It certainly would be a different way to spend my 31st birthday – Not one im likely to forget for a while anyway. And, to top it off, we even managed to get an excellent toasted cheese and tomato sandwich from a friendly waitress at the bus station – perfect birthday dinner!
... lions on the cheapest way. Cycling. We also met Rich that day and he joined us. It was a 17 km to the place and amother 17 back, so it didn't sound very far. What we didnt know is that the ground was full of stones, and that it was very very windy. It was so windy that it took us 2 hours to get there!
The weather was very nice, so the day after I went to the beach with Rich and spent the day playing with a dog that ...