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South America » Argentina » Chubut » Puerto Madryn January 4th 2006

The past couple of days have been spent in Puerto Madryn. On the outskirts of Peninsula Valdez this town was originally settled by Welsh immigrants last century. My brief experience in Buenas Aires was brief, to say the least. arriving off the plane i proceeded to get lost in the airport looking for immigration. fortunately i was not the only person, so it didn't look bad for me. At the airport, the customs officials waved me through without any looking or inspection of my baggage (nor stamp on the passport). i just dropped my card off and left. hopefully this will not come back to bite me in the ass when i try to leave the country. I then went to the areoparque de Jorge Newbury (the domestic airport) where it was a zoo. In Pto. ... read more
elephant seals
the pyramid
penguins

South America » Argentina » Chubut » Puerto Madryn November 29th 2005

Puerto Piramides Latitude: -42.434, Longitude: -63.611 Temperature: 29ºC (84ºF) Altitude: 5m Nearest Equivalent / Equivalencia más aproximada: Pontevedra, Northern Spain ************************************************************** See some movies associated with this blog Another 18 hours on a bus from Buenos Aires and we arrived 655 miles later in Puerto Madryn, our base before we headed for our real reason for being here, the Whales. When we arrived Maria was still suffering from the cold caught in Buenos Aires, so we took it easy for a couple of days whilst she recovered. When we were both fit and healthy again, we hired a car and headed for Peninsula Valdés... read more
And she showed us the tail! / ¡Y nos enseñó la cola!
Side view / Vista de costado
mother and child / mama y su bebe

South America » Argentina » Chubut » Puerto Madryn November 23rd 2005

Hi again everyone We arrived in Puerto Madyrn yesterday by overnight coach from Barlioche, which was very plush with massive seats, but two terrible films! It was a bit like flying Business Class (according to Steve !!!) We decided to travel to Madyrn for the whale watching... After checking out the prices and noticing the vast numbers of old aged pensioners on the tour buses! we decided to hire a car and do the trip on our own. We hired a stylish, BMW, well not quite! (see photo), we definitely had the sadest car around!...the drive was long and a little tiresome on very gravly roads, but we were on our way to see Whales...so we didnt mind, we were EXCITED....so you can imagine our disappointment when, on arrival at the port at 9am, we were ... read more
Lou in ´Business Class´
Steve and some inspirational landscape..NOT
Can you spot the large blubbery thing...

South America » Argentina » Chubut » Puerto Madryn March 27th 2005

Ok so I wanted to see the penguins in Puerto Madryn and penguins I saw!!!! I arrived in PM after a very uncomfortable night on a ‘semi cama’ bus which was DEFINETLY not semi cama (which essentially means a leg rest). So I staggered to the hostel and fell into bed for a couple of hours. Trekked off to inspect PM which is a sleepy little town situated in a bay. The first thing which caught my attention was the weather. There was I dressed in jeans and jumper as I had been in Bariloche and I was sweltering! I had assumed that since it was further south it would be cold. Not so - we may be in Patagonia but it was 25 C. I found myself the one restaurant on the beach and ordered ... read more
No I will not talk to you
I know I am good looking

South America » Argentina » Chubut » Puerto Madryn March 11th 2005

Just a quickie as we're running late for a bus. We've loaded up some new photos for your enjoyment and hope to add a few more on our next stop. These include some pretty awesome piccies from our day on Peninsula Valdes yesterday, more of which will be revealed soon. AC... read more

South America » Argentina » Chubut » Puerto Madryn March 9th 2005

Hi Everyone Bet you thought you'd got rid of us eh? Well, no such luck, we've just been having far too good a time in Buenos Aires to bother with Internet cafes. (Interesting internet point: there are a very low number of home internet connections in South America, and most people have to go to public places to use the net, hence there are internet cafes everywhere). So, after a cultural explosion (well two days of culture constitutes an explosion in our book) we chilled out for the rest of our time in Argentina's capital. We spent a few days shopping and bought more than we could comfortably fit into our rucksacks. However, being pretty ingenious by now, we also bought extra bags!! We spent time wandering around the city's parks, which are really beautiful. We ... read more
Open wide...
Tonight Matthew, I'm Going To Be...Drunk
Thai from up high

South America » Argentina » Chubut » Puerto Madryn March 19th 2003

Geo: -46.6193, -61.2598Very bad night. Huge swells; strong winds. Swells running up to 20 meters. Winds about 50-60 knots, gusting past 90 knots -- reaching Force 12 levels (hurricane-force). Around 02.30h, after one extremely violent shudder, followed by a steep descent down the wall of a swell, Kyla calls, too scared to sleep. Paul takes her place with Keegan (who sleeps through whole thing), while I bring Kyla back with me. I feel better, knowing there's an adult in both rooms, but I still sleep very little.During the night, the ship is hove-to. We're making 5 knots, to hold position against the seas, and we're heading due west instead of NNW. The decks are closed due to weather.We have a small, late breakfast. Virtually no one is out and about. Rumors abound on the ship: a ... read more




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