Hotel Virrey Torreon
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This has been a wind down day with general relaxing and exchanging addresses. At the 0745 wake up call it was already 25 degrees so the days are definitely getting warmer. It is now time to pack away the cold weather clothes and brace for high temperatures. One particular presentation today was really inspiring. It was an honour to listen to Laurie Dexter, the team historian, talk about the first group to walk/ski across the Arctic. ...
... we run out to the airport where, with the help of an expert controller, Thom works out a plan to get, eventually, to "The end of the world"; Ushuaia.
It's a long flight (seemingly) on a windy day over hours of flat farms and ocean. Then slowly the land changes. It's looking drier and cooler and more rugged. The vegetation dissappears. The coastline is no longer sand beaches but escarpments. And instead of the odd huddle of houses every hour or so the map ...
... Milos was 'Sharks'. Also went to the Interdenominational Ash Wednesday service, lead by a Catholic priest with the assistance of a Monsignor. About 100 there.
Have seen more birds from our balcony, but they were hard to photograph. One was a Wandering Albatross. This evening we went through the Maire Channel heading round Tiera del Fuego towards Ushuaia.
Tonights showtime featured a couple of the Supremes - yes the real ones. Very good too.
We headed south to Mar del Plata, which we heard was the Surfers Paradise of Argentina. Well.... this beach is so comically crowded you are nearly touching the shoulder of the person next to you! Made for some interesting days, trying to speak broken Spanish to the families set up so close to ...
... 8211; as a holiday
weekend & Sat the toughest night to get a room, am spending the night on
Was a frustrating wait as took over an hour just to leave
town but at least no too crowded – unfortunately had the noisiest selfish
neighbours, lowering seats to the max, shouting down mobiles at silly times,
******* and letting the foot rests bounce back onto my seat at full velocity.