Hotel Peninsula Valdes
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... they could. There were so many holes on the ground, which were dug by the penguins (male) to be their nests. There were these short shrubs all over the place. Under every shrub, there was a nest and at least half of them were occupied by either a mother and her chick(s), or a mother, or a couple. Very hard to take clear photos.
The penguins are the cutest when they walk/waddle - cute beyond description! But if you get a close look at their faces, the Magellan ...
... every ten seconds...which occasionally would culminate in a fight.
Some more sight seeing proceeded as we drove back along the dirt tracks - taking a different route. We had our eyes peeled for the rare glimpse of an orca - but only came across more of the same - penguins, etc. To see the orcas feeding would have been incredible but we knew we would be very lucky if we got to see them.
One last stop just to fill the car up ...
... here. From September to April Reserva Provincial Punta Tombo is home to over half a million Magellanic penguins. They travel here from the south of Brazil with the sole purpose of breeding and raising their chicks. First the males arrive to fix up the nest - they always use the same nest as the year before - then they wait for the arrival of the females so they can get to business. They always lay two eggs about five days apart from one ...
... as we left about 10.15. I had fish (grouper) which was good, and Maurice had a lamb stew, which was Ok ! Once again the Malbec was very good. Unfortunately the restaurant didn't take credit cards & we can only get a limited amount of cash from the ATM each day, paying a commission each time so it's a pity. Not the end of the world although we are actually nearer than we are ever likely to be ! Tierra del Fuego is a ...