Estancia Rio de Los Ciervos
Travel Blogs from Punta Arenas
... their toll. Typically two thirds of hatchlings at the colony do not survive to leave the nest! When the young moult and grow their adult feathers, this is a very stressful time for them and they are especially vulnerable.
Back to the ship, we went off to the observation lounge and read up on the information of the day.
Later to change and meet some American friends for an apéro and dinner ensemble. It was magic to entertain us ce soir!
... it by the time I got to SCCI so I did a visual approach to runway 30, wind 25-35 knots at 280 to 310 degrees. Ha! It wouldn’t be Tierra del Fuego without unrelenting winds. For all the time I’ve spent in Punta Arenas I don’t think I’ve ever seen surface winds at the airport less than 12 knots, with 20-30 knots being normal in my experience. This time I planned ahead and brought a set of wheel chocks for all three ...
... fog, we would never have known there was a glacier there!
We continued on through the town of Coyhaique, where we took an unplanned extra stay as the Red Burrito had suffered an injury on the rocky Carretera which had to be sorted - which it was without too much hassle. (For those who are interested in such things, a flying piece of gravel made a hole in the intercooler which meant there was no power to the engine - clearly a bit of a ...
... to the triumphant arrival of the survivors to Punta Arenas. Later that day we visited the city's maritime museum, which included a model of the Endurance and a display honoring the captain of the Yelcho, Piloto Pardo. It was a pleasant surprise to fill in, as Paul Harvey would say, the rest of the story
On the main avenue, just up from where we stayed, was a shepherd statue (ovejero means shepherd). It included a few sheep, a dog, a horse, and the shepherd. While we were there, ...
All that's to do now is hopefully sell the car tomorrow and get back to Canada for Don and
Ash's wedding. Once that's done, another year of school and after that who knows; maybe a road trip around the world!
Thanks everybody for reading, hope you've enjoyed, we know we did! Here are a few of the
odd pictures we didn't include in earlier post.
Riley and Cedric singing off.