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Puerto Madryn

Where is Willie!


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Arrive from the airport to the town which does not look much fun. Hostel is nice though and Gaston the owner is really nice and helpful. PM is all about the wildlife and town is not very exciting. We rent bikes of the hostel and go off with a Slovenian girl called Spela to see a sealion colony which is a 30km roundtrip cycle. That would all be good but the roads are really bad and it is really hard to cycle and very windy. We get there eventually and it is great to watch the sealions. There are so many of them….

Next day we go off on our trip to the Peninsula Valdes to see the whales, elephant lions and penguins. Loads of nice people on the trip and this we end up sitting beside a guy called Gary- June Robinsons brother- who is from Rathcoole. What a small world….He is travelling with two Dutch girls who we will keep on bumping into on out trip. We also meet a nice Aussie girl and Miranda from Holland. It is a long day driving but we end up having a great laugh. We see penguins- they are so cool- but not for long :- as well as loads of sea lions. He we go off on the boat to see whales and although we come fairly close to a few initially Martin is about to give up on whale watching once and for ever- we saw whales in South Africa and they were all from a distance and martin thought it was crap- until we get really really close to a whale and her baby. We even see the baby jumping in the distance and it is brilliant to see. Think Martin would love to go whale watching again now after that….

That evening we meet Sebastian and Camilla who we met in Iguazu in the hostel who have just arrived.

Karolinas new best friends...

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Willie the whale....

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Posted by kmandmc 08:41 Archived in Argentina

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