Hotel Peninsula Valdes
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... etc. That's what we did tonight. The sunset was nice, and the moon rise was even better. I rushed back to get my camera. But when I came back, the sun was gone and the moon had risen. Oh well, next time!
Even though it was a nice sunny day today, it was definitely cooler than yesterday. Tonight it was even cold - could not walk without a jacket. I continued to worry if we could get on shore tomorrow ....
... take photos as I would have liked. Lesson learned/confirmed: if planning to take photos, must do private tour without a group!
We left Punta Tombo shortly after 1pm. On the way back, Martin took us to the small Welsh town called Gaiman. We stopped for about 15 minutes and everyone got out to take a picture of the church. There was really nothing else. It was so hot, about 94 degrees! Ugh! I felt drained of any energy.
We got back to the pier around 4. Bob and ...
... when the orca come around. The day ended with a stop in the only town in the reserve, Punta Pirámide, we discovered that you can actually stay in the town which would have been a great idea to do if we had known. We still got to enjoy the small town with a walk to a lookout which was once under the sea, the ground was covered in shell fossils. Before heading back to the hostel we got to enjoy a beer in the sun while looking over the Golfo Nuevo (new ...
Cecile and I set off around 9 to go to Peninsula Valdés. It looked not that big or far away on the map but in Argentina EVERYTHING is big and far away- it took us an hour just to get to the welcome center of the Peninsula, which was cool. They had a southern wright whale skeleton and a tower you could climb to see la Isla de Los Pajaros (island of the birds) which they say inspired the drawing of the hat/snake eating an elephant in the ...