Aborted Camping at Puerto Madryn
Trip Start Feb 17, 2010
56Trip End Apr 15, 2010
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I forgot to mention that it got chilly the day we
left Buenos Aires. By evening, everyone was scrounging around for jackets,
sweaters and long pants. I got by with my sweater in my daypack but was not
comfortable that night. During the day it was pleasant, but chilly again at
night and this time I had to get out my fleece jacket from by backpack.
We are on the coast in Puerto Madryn and could bike 17k to a nearby national
park. Tomorrow we go to the Valdez Peninsula but are unsure of seeing anything
foxes, assorted seals.
There has been major excitement and change of some
plans....at 3 am, when I woke up, the tent was flapping in the wind. I went out
and tripped on the tent fly which had blown off. As I tried to reconnect it, I
couldnīt find most of the pegs holding it down. I went back in and lay there in
my sleeping bag trying to figure out what comes next. I now have a tent mate, Louise, since some of the other tents have broken zippers and therefore I needed to give my tent to the boys. Around this time, she got up too and we decided to take down our tent.
What came next was
everyone packing up their tents, putting everything in the truck, Mick our
leader driving the truck to a more sheltered spot where the cook team could make
their planned breakfast of scrambled eggs
con or sin sand....most of us not knowing the word for sand.
checked into a hostel in town (Puerto Madryn) and had a free day of sleeping, relaxing,
catching up on various activities like the internet or perhaps braving the heavy
winds and checking out the resort town. Other than that, we are deciding on our
activities for the next few destinations. I am opting for the less strenuous
and more comfortable but will do some ice trekking and ice cave exploring and
walk two legs of the famous "W" route at Torres del Paine National Park. As we cross back and forth over
the Chilean border, we have to get rid of all of our fruit, vegetables, meat,
wood, etc. I wonder if that includes sand.
I had hoped to ship my sand out but
today is Saturday and the post office is closed