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 …
... and the city centre has
some nice old buildings mixed in with the modern ****. Unfortunately sleeping
options are poor – overpriced places that call themselves hostels but are just
B and B’s and many of the cheapest joints were full, except the scummiest, that
was even too scummy for me! Went to tourist info office but it was shut so just
... we have disembarked we start walking down the hill as this is very hilly. We were told how to walk on the snow and ice as the hills were icy. This place is large and we walked to the Russian Pavillion to be divided into 3 groups. Our group then went inside the Russian pavillion before we started to tour the Chilean part of the base. The main road divides the two camps. The Chilean base consiste of a school, a bank, church, a PX for souveniers (Eric got a hat with ...
... cloudy and you can see nothing. After a couple of hours we arrive at Puntas Arenas airport. I have never been this far south. Next stop is the Antartic. We are met by a guide and driver and set off back north to stay the night at Puerto Natales. Our guide says the journey time will depend on the weather. As there is a blue sky overhead this is hard to understand. She explains that it depends how windy it is. On the walk to the car we can see what she means. It is a bit gusty ...
... then the farmers. The Selknams were tall and not-violent. They had big feet, pata in Spanish-from here came the name Patagonia. They used to hunt guanacos, but when the Sheeps came - they hunted them, as it was easier. The farmers just ask to kill the natives, paying a lot to the killers. Sheeps were worthier than human beings! No survivers of the tribs - only photoes taken by a priest and some objects. This happaned during the ...