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... head wind had taken its toll. Ended up getting 326 km out of the tank but needed 329. Di thumbed a lift to town with our yellow fuel bag and all was well soon after. Even though it was 6pm on arrival in Porvenir, and google and booking sites only list bigger hotels, we easily found good accommodation at Hostal Shinka.
Friday 13 and off to Punta Arenas by ferry, leaving at 2pm. Cruisy morning!!!
The vegetation in Tierra del Fuego is ...
We didn't book a tour for Punta Arenas. We thought we'd just go in shore and see what there was on offer. We managed to get on one of the first tenders off the ship. Pretty soon we found someone to take us to Otway. About an hour's drive from Punta Arenas. There are supposed to be thousands of Magellanic penguins there. Maybe they were all out at sea, because we saw maybe 75 penguins, but they came up real close so that was pretty awesome ...
... posts gave us a blast of the icy weather. The lines were long and the process slow, but we eventually all managed to leave Argentina and enter Chile, then get back on the bus. Once in Chile we had some brief views of Torres del Paine from the "backside" before the clouds closed in over it.
In Puerto Natales we tried to get a taxi for Glenda and Irene ...
... here and they do have it well set up to keep
people away from the penguins. We decided when we got back to Punta Arenas we
would got to dinner ourselves and fortunately found a really nice wood fire
pizza place which not only tasted great but the service was exceptionally
quick. We had had a relatively slow day today without rushing around to see
everything because we know we will be back here in less than a week.
... distance – they seem to be double the Galapagos or 1.5 Magellans tall!
Finally a species where the female is as pretty as the male, equality at last – even the ranger needs to get really close to tell. Very quiet as well, but their season is running about 3 months late apparently, so only just moulting and none of the noisy courting malarkey going on just yet.
The spot they picked is in a ...