Whale Fish, Whale Fish

Trip Start Jun 06, 2005
Trip End Jun 05, 2006

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Saturday, November 5, 2005

It takes four people to drag my hung over corpse out of bed...

We return to Peninsula Valdes. It's still too windy to go out in a boat but, being our last day in a hire car, we pay to enter the park. Another 100km of dangerous gravel takes to us a beach with elephant seals. Thereīs a buzz of excitement when we get out into the carpark, when we get down to the beach we learn we have issed out on a pod of killer whales by five minutes! The elephant seals are huge and odd looking creatures but they do very little and canīt make up for missing out on orcas.

Back at the car park we see an armadillo being chased around by thirty tourists. Poor thing.

The rest of the day seemed to be spent hurltling along gravel roads hoping the wind would drop so we could go whale watching. It didnīt. Jemma did manage to nearly roll the car but she caught the skid in time and we safely slid to a halt.

We were told about a few beaches outside the park where itīs possible to see the whales. We went but werenīt overly optimistic. Wrong again. We happily watched dozens of whales splash about in the sea a couple hundred yards away from the shore. Champion.

I cleverly swerved being in the party that returned the hire car. It took about two hours to get it all sorted but we got off with chipping the windscreen, our first hire car damage in Argentina.
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