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Dec 23, 2004 - Puerto Madryn

After a 18 hour bus journey, involving a pissed-bloked tapping Ca on the back of the head for most of the night, we eventually arrived in Puerto Madryn. Founded by Welsh settlers in 1886, and near to the Reserva Faunistica Peninsula Valdes, this popular tourist town would be our home for the Xmas period. On first glimpse we thought that we`d arrived in the warmer equivalent of Brighton, with an average beach and tacky tourist shops. We`d also become a wee bit concerned with the hostel as their appeared to be a significant lack of English...

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Feb 15, 2004 - Visit to Punto Tumbo Penguin Colony near Trelew

On Jan 31st i took a day trip from Puerto Madryn to the largest penguin colony in Argentina - Punto Tumbo. It has between 750,000 and 1 million penguins nesting there. It is on the eastern coast of Argentina, about 100km south of Puerto Madryn and Penninsula Valdes. As we approached the colony on the bus, the penguins could be heard. The closer we got the shore the louder they became as the numbers increased. Then as we arrived at the carpark and entry to the park the noise was deafening. Penguins were everywhere! The park itself is made up...

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