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... port somewhere, read their story and through the captain organised their rescue. The captain/ ship was presented with a special commemorative medal that was made to celebrate the centenary of the voyage. Wow, we have it all on this trip, rescues, exceptional weather and calm seas and in turn loads of wildlife. We are now heading towards the Falkland Islands and are experiencing another uneventful crossing of the notorious Drake ...
... us of s national historic site- fort Bulnes. Recreated in 1944 and 1988 at site of original settlement of 1844 It was about 45 minute drive along the coast. Saw many ranches and dry docked boats. The architecture in town somehow reminds me of Iceland with its sparseness snd tin roofs. But also lots of chalets and beach style houses The sun wont set until 11 ...
... can get really close to them as they waddle around the island, swim in the water and get on with their lives. They are standard black and white and about knee high. Magallanes penguins mate for life and construct small burrows in the ground for their young. Once the young ones hatch they sit on them to keep them warm and look after them until they get their adolescent feathers. From there they learn to fish and then ...
... when we picked them up from the bus company office. We then walked
out to the cemetery which reminded us a little of Buenos Aires famous cemetery.
It was surprising to find such ornate tombs in such an isolated place. There
were a number of family mausoleums and the entrance gates were very grand. We
stumbled across a very unusual grave or memorial which we were not sure. It was
a German grave of Graf Spee who was ...
... around in cold water - they must have lost a bet because no one in their right mind would get in the freezing water of the Magellan Strait.
We picked up some more cash and headed back into town again, paid for the penguin tour, picked up the laundry and went supermarket shopping. The tour tomorrow is all day, 7.30am to 10pm, and there are no meals included so we needed to at least get stuff for sandwiches and snacks.