Argentina
Departamento de Rawson

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  • Day31

    Puerto Madryn, Argentina

    February 3, 2018 in Argentina ⋅ 🌙 -3 °C

    Well, I’m feeling a lot better and ready to participate more fully in our off-the-ship activities! It’s funny, though, the medicinal alcohol consumption was so helpful. And, as Jeff mentioned, having a butler supplying anything you might need certainly softens the fact that you’re not feeling 100%. In addition to whatever I asked for, he always managed to bring “just one more thing” that he was sure would make me feel better. He really is like a mother!
    We had our first stop in Argentina after being told not to wear anything that has “Falkland Islands” on it. 35 years has not wiped away the bad feelings of the conflicts that occurred during the early 80’s. We are still in the Patagonia region of South America.
    Puerto Madryn is a resort town that primarily serves people from Buenos Aires with 3 flights per week. They are quite eco-conscious and have a nice center that explains about how they are protecting their marine life. There are penguins, sea lions and right whales here. In certain areas, you might also see Orca whales. As I mentioned, this is a beach resort, and on this particular Saturday, the beach was packed with people! And so many people swimming in the ocean-I have to say that these are hearty souls because the ocean temperature is 60 degrees!
    The terrain is quite a bit like the desert Southwest in the US. Dry, scrubby plants are indicative of the hot, dry climate here and dust is everywhere. All daily use water is brought in. The descriptions of the snakes and tarantulas caused me some trepidation when stepping out of the bus.
    We visited a sheep farm and, since we are in the land of the “gaucho”, got to see gauchos in both their traditional dress and modern dress. We saw a sheep get sheared, which is a fascinating process that I had never experienced before. With practiced shearing, the wool comes off in one intact piece that was huge and hard to believe it all came off one sheep!
    Tomorrow we are flying inland to see Iguazu Falls on an overnight trip.
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  • Day28

    Puerto Madryn - Gaucho Ranch

    February 2, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    Vom Schiff ging es heute morgen zu einer Gaucho Ranch.

    Wir haben gesehen wir man Schafe schert und die Wolle im Anschluss sortiert. Auf der Ranch leben Hunde, Schafe, Pferde, Hühner und ein Baby Lama welches von den Gauchos gefunden wurde und nun per Flasche aufgezogen wird. 😍

  • Day24

    Puerto Madryn - Snorkeling (video)

    November 9, 2018 in Argentina ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Vidéo: https://youtu.be/1qBZMHhuYd8

    On débute donc notre descente en Patagonie Argentine avec comme première destination Puerto Madryn. Cette ville est le lieu de rencontre d’une large faune qu’on a eu l’occasion de voir de près et de très près !

    Première expérience inoubliable : nager avec des loups de mer! Ils étaient trop mignons et absolument pas farouche.Read more

  • Day23

    On a way to Punta Tombo

    December 1, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Another trip, for me very much anticipated was towards a huge penguin colony.
    On a way we stopped at a huge dinosaur statue that is tribute to a skeleton th at was found nearby and I got to try maté for the very first time. It tastes like a strong green tea and was quite nice.

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