Tierra Del Fuego
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Today we drove along the interior of Tierra del Feugo to see the King Penguins. They are much larger than the Magellan penguins, but not as social, and rather lazy. We stared at them and they stared at us. I think they just stand around most of their lives. Either incubating eggs or chicks or just hanging out with the gang... The island itself has …
... giant animals used to roam around the pampas, only 10.000 years ago, like the mylodon, this bear-like monster twice as tall as humans. Maybe this is awakening what is left of the caveman in me - not much though, I wouldn’t say I am the archetypical caveman, especially with my old habit of cutting out every little piece of fat from my steak (cavemen don’t separate the fat, they eat the lot) and getting in trouble with my ...
... Government to keep the tourists happy and to ensure their return. Only kidding, it was a beautiful area and the penguin was real!
... About 3:30 we went back to the town and used the Internet cafe at the port. Jane checked her email and found and email from Jodi telling us that Uncle Pete had died the day before. We replied and forwarded that message to Jane's sisters and Bob and Kim. Then we walked around, took a photo of O'Higgins statue, went to Plaza de Arma (town square). After that we went to the supermarket (overstated) where the guide had said we could buy wine and scotch. Very ...
... 1. Clothing must be inspected for seeds, insects, etc.
2. Boots must be disinfected
3. Everything must be attached (winds are strong and blow things away)
4. Don't take anyhing (rocks, feathers, etc.)
5. Stay 15 feet away from birds (it is ok if the birds approach you).
6. Stay 50 feet from seals and sea lions... the run faster than you and bite
7. Don't step on anything green... it takes 200 ...
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