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Feb 24, 2015 - Puerto Madryn - Day 11

Day 11 – Puerto Madryn, Argentina – February 24, 2015 Sometime in the middle of the night we entered Golfo Nuevo – but did not take on our pilot unit early morning to make our final approach to the long pier that was built out to where the water was deep enough for ships our size. Puerto Madryn was founded in 1865 and is about halfway from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires on Argentina’s eastern coast. It is a large Welsh community that was started when the immigrants on board the clipper Mimosa settled and named the harbor Port Madryn in honor of an...

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Jan 27, 2007 - Puerto Madryn, Argentina

We spent the day in Puerto Madryn, Argentina. The four of us went on a tour to see a beach populated with sea lions. There were a bunch there and quite a few cormorants were on the side of the cliff along the beach. From there we went to an estancia or ranch. This was a smaller sheep ranch that caters to tourists, so they don't have to be so large. They demonstrated the shearing of sheep by shearing and vaccinating two sheep. Then they served Welsh Tea. We were served several pastries (which I could not try and Joyce was afraid of upsetting...

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Jan 26, 2007 - Puerto Madryn

we are now in Puerto Madryn..staying 2 nights...it started to clear as we traveled further norte....and arrived here in Puerto Madryn..one of the commercial fishing ports in Argentina..we pitched our tents in a camp ground but it might as well been in the Sahara...we were across about a quarter of a mile from a beach...but the whole campsite was sand..it was jammed with groups and families..we has a school group of kids come in..they were up late and up early..but they did have decent showers and banos..and great hot water!!! the next day...

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ANNE & MIKES TRIP

Jan 19, 2007 - Puerto Madryn / Penninsula Valdez (Patagonia)

Saturday 20th January 2007 Arrived in Puerto Madryn on Thursday afternoon. Very sad to have left BA, but looking forward to the next stage of my trip! My first impression of Patagonia is that it is a very bleak, barren and parched landscape, which goes on for miles without a sign of civilisation. The bus journey was another 20 hours one from BA and apart from the odd town or 3 there was little else of interest along the way. The emptiness and vastness of it is intriguing. I have no idea why the Welsh would have wanted to settle here all...

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Nov 5, 2006 - Peurto Madryn - Whales, Wales, Wails

Puerto Madryn, like some nascent Mar del Plata, is a small resort town geared to the tourist rather than the local. Founded in 1886 as the gateway to the sea for the Welsh settlements of Gaiman and Trelew, the wildlife watching industry is the key to the towns success, despite being pretty much hundreds of miles from anywhere. Small shop fronts vie for you attention offering the best whale watching and wildlife viewing tours. Off season still and I wonder how popular this place might actual be; at least a days bus ride from Buenos Aires....

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Andy's Wanderings

Mar 24, 2006 - Puerto Madryn - Peninsular Valdes

23/3 A big mistake of a sort. We booked our ticket to Trelew. We set off at 6.30am and got to Trelew at 10.30am the following day. 24/3 Absolutelly nothing to do here, so we have a chance to do our laundery and the internet. On the move again tomorrow. 25/3 Take the bus at 9pm in Puerto Madryn around noon. Weather starting to turn warm again and we are walking around in our boots and jackets. Decided instead of taking a tour to the Peninsula Valdes we will find 2 more people and hire a car. This works out cheaper. This all sorted...

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Tripping 2005/06

Jan 22, 2006 - Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdes

Our next stop down the East coast of Argentina was a place called Puerto Madryn which is a jumping off point for tours of the world famous nature reserve called Peninsula Valdes. The peninsula is most famous for its killer whales that will come right up on the beach to catch its prey.... the sea lions. Unfortunately we weren't there at the right time for the whales, but we did get to see an amazing amount of wildlife! Ryan chased a few armadillos (hopefully you can watch the video), and we were constantly pulling the car over to take...

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Jul 24, 2005 - Puerto Madryn - Whale of a time

Well the whales weren't calving just yet, but they were still arriving at Puerto Madryn in hordes (just like the tourists). We didn't end up taking a cruise, we didn't need to. There were dozens of whales just lolling about close to the town shore, swimming metres from the pier and generally just enjoying the warmer water. We spent hours watching them. About 400 Southern Right Whales call this place home each winter, some are there to calve others are there just to pick up. Even more amusing than the whales were the sea lions pretending to...

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Mar 14, 2005 - Puerto Madryn - Peninsula Valdes

We arrived in Puerto Madryn around midday with lot's of plans to organise for our following day. We had learned from the Canadians we met in Puerto Natales that the tours to Peninsula Valdes are almost as expensive as hiring a car with two people. We figured that if we got two extra people we could see the peninsula for about half the price of going on a tour and also have flexibility with time. We wanted to have as much time as possible at Punta Norte so to increase our chances of seeing Orcas (Killer Whales). You have to be very lucky to...

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Jan 15, 2005 - Kate and Bryan spend their Luna de Miel with me

"We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again - to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more," Pico Iyer. I've known Kate since we studied, and survived, together in Madrid, Spain. That was...

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