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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Piren Puerto Madryn
Perfecto! Frente al mar. Se puedes, bon provecho!
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After two sea days we've reached the Argentinean port of Puerto Madryn. It's in the area called Patagonia, a desolate area of desert and scrub brush. Today we were off to see wildlife. A two hour bus ride on dusty unpaved roads brought us to our destination--Estancia San Lorenzo. Estancias are ranches with huge acreage, in this area raising sheep. The 60,000 sheep free range until shearing time. Peones, or sheepherders ride daily to keep track of them, a very solitary ...
... know what to do first. All the lads went on the street to look round to see if they could see anyone or find the bags but to no avail. The police were called and arrived promptly but were about as much use as you'd expect in a dodgy corrupt South American country. At about 2am, after filling out endless forms with the police and speaking to various unhelpful people on the phone we began to realise that there was pretty much no chance of ever finding any of our stuff.
We had ...
... back to the ship, dropped off the camera bags, then went out again to take a stroll of the Madryn downtown. Really not much to see or buy so we came back before 6. Took a shower and got ready for dinner - we got am ad-hoc reservation at the Italian restaurant for a shared table at 6:30.
We met a couple from California at dinner. Had a nice chat and pleasant dinner. I did not have the sandwich they gave out for lunch so I was hungry. Stuffed myself again. Took a walk after ...
... hammock, bird watching the next morning, we were off. Day two, we rode another 45km from Miramar to somewhere along Ruta 88. We spent this whole day fighting against the wind with dirt in our faces. A friendly family let us camp on their property for the night after we bought a delicious dinner of Milanesa con papas fritas y un huevo from their restaurant. We woke up with the sun on day 3 and rode a whopping 70km to ...
... again but the whales further from shore this time – saw the gulls
pecking away at the whales as I had read in an article, trying to get the nutritious
blubber form under the skin.
Having left at 8.15 and returned 7.30 it was a full-on day –
had just enough energy to whip up some nachos and crack a can or 2. Had a good
natter with some interesting fellow travellers before I retired.