Merit Mar del Plata
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This has been a wind down day with general relaxing and exchanging addresses. At the 0745 wake up call it was already 25 degrees so the days are definitely getting warmer. It is now time to pack away the cold weather clothes and brace for high temperatures. One particular presentation today was really inspiring. It was an honour to listen to Laurie Dexter, the team historian, talk about the first group to walk/ski across the Arctic. ...
... we run out to the airport where, with the help of an expert controller, Thom works out a plan to get, eventually, to "The end of the world"; Ushuaia.
It's a long flight (seemingly) on a windy day over hours of flat farms and ocean. Then slowly the land changes. It's looking drier and cooler and more rugged. The vegetation dissappears. The coastline is no longer sand beaches but escarpments. And instead of the odd huddle of houses every hour or so the map ...
Monday 16th at sea going south
Off the Coast of Mar Del Plata.
Woke to a beautiful day with following wind and temps in the 20s all day. Many passengers were lying around the pools all day in the sun. We went to 2 lectures, 'Wildlife in the Open Ocean' and 'Fire and Ice' on how the earth was formed. Milos is a naturalist and very amusing speaker. They call it 'edutainment'. Spent time in the observation area (Constellation Lounge) where Milos ...
... couldn't help but feel part of their family by the end of the day! Crazy place for sure, but makes you appreciate our beautiful white sand and quiet beaches on the Goldy that's for sure. At least the swim suits of the locals are getting bigger and at least covering their bits compared with ...
At least in Chile people usually stop at zebra crossings,
where in Argentina they are allowed to fade to nothing and you cannot rely on
anyone to stop, even in a slow moving queue of cars. Conversely, every tiny
town in Argentina has a big bright shiny freshly painted casino!
Back to the very boring 6 hour bus ride to Neuquen, followed
by a similar 2 hour wait there for the bus to Mar del ...