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Dec 12, 2017 - Valdes Penisular This is truly an unbelievable and emotionally fulfilling and spectacular wildlife sanctuary in the world

This is the area where the orcas beach themselves to catch the sealion and elephant seal pups, but more later. I will be writing a day a page for this period as I have been so moved and inspired by the area and our host family Augustine and Marie at Estancia Rincon Chico in the very South East corner of the Valdes Peninsular. Anyhow more of this later. Phillips pick us up from the airport in a monster truck, Alison needed steps (to get in) exited the airport on the main motorway, which if we headed north for 20 hours would have got us back...

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Dec 12, 2017 - Rincon Chico, Augustine, Maria and Germina

Our accommodation is based on a Estancia Ranch with 16 rooms and for our first night we were with an American couple, but they left in the morning thereafter we were there by ourselves, so every day was a Spanish lesson followed by mind blowing experiences. Augustine is like a David Attenborough and Jacques Cousteau mixed into one but he is living the dream not showing it. I have so much admiration for him as he has converted the sheep farm and turned I his ranch back to nature. He has set up camera traps across his land to capture the...

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Dec 12, 2017 - Penguins, penguins everywhere

After another fantastic sunset and on another day in wild Patagonia, Augustine informs us that the wind is not good for orca, but we will go to the coast to have a look. After driving for over two hours we go to the coast on the east on his friends ranch to look for orca. We have a packed lunch so it may be a long wait. Having parked up in the dunes we wander down to coast and see a Megellian Penguin. Further on we notice them everywhere, under each of the bushes with perhaps 3 or 4 nesting birds with one of the parents and either chicks X...

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Dec 12, 2017 - Last day on Valdes Penisular

We sadly leave Rincon Chico as Phillppe comes up to collect us, we have had a memorable life affirming experience. We leave and go looking for Orca, unfortunately the tides and winds are against us, so we search in hope. Phillipe takes us to Punta Caldes as well as Punta Nord where the orcas beaching was first witnessed and filmed to a global market. The visit to San Lorenzo Penguin Rookery which was clearly controlled and the birds used to human intervention, bit we got much closer to the chicks and birds. We managed to photo the...

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Apr 14, 2012 - Puerto Piramides y Peninsula Valdés

Plutôt que de visiter la réserve naturelle Peninsula Valdés en un jour depuis Puerto Madryn, nous avons préféré aller à Puerto Piramides et dormir quelques nuits sur place, un petit village de 250 habitants à l'entrée de la péninsule. Toutefois, à notre arrivée au village, le camping ainsi que plusieurs backpackers étaient fermés. Après avoir cherché un peu, nous avons finalement trouvé un charmant petit hostel : la casa de tia Alicia. Tia Alicia est une petite dame très charmante qui est aux petits soins pour nous, il faut dire que nous...

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Nov 29, 2007 - Puerto Madryn / Península Valdés

Aufgrund unserer Programmumstellung sind wir quer durch Argentinien an die Atlantikküste nach Puerto Madryn gefahren. Unser Ziel war die Halbinsel Valdés, auf welcher man unzählige Tiere zu Land und Wasser beobachten kann. Wolltest du schon immermal in die Augen eines Wals schauen? Beobachten, wenn er langsam, beinahe neugierig und ganz ruhig unter deinem Boot durchschwimmt? Magellan-Pinguinen beim Brüten zuschauen? Rülpsende Seeelefanten in riesigen Kolonien beim Sonnenbad sehen? Orcas, wie sie ihre Kreise ziehen? Wir sind uns sicher, das...

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