On the hunt for Moby Dick

Trip Start Dec 26, 2009
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Trip End Dec 22, 2010


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Flag of Chile  , Lake District,
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Traveling North on a boat through Patagonia. 4 nights, 3 days. We were on a cargo ship, its cargo, cows. The cows were squashed into containers, surprisingly one of them giving birth on the third day of the journey. We named him Navimag, after the boat. Little Navimag, I wondered what was install for him.

The path was quite narrow, a few times the ship turned an impressive 90 deg, negotiating its way through the canals. The journey was beautiful. At one point dodging ice bergs while passing by glacier T, before continuing with dolphin spotting. Sadly no whales were seen.....

A trail of orange lemmings, one leading the other. The small island engulfed by a flurry of tourist with bright orange life jackets. I had no choice, I joined them and they made me wear one. We stooped in a small village during the journey. This place was so isolated, I couldn't fathom living there. The words "Free Internet" displayed on a building, paid for by the government, for the people. A unique village, keeping with their traditions, this is the only place where people can hunt up to 90 seal lions per year, but cannot export sea lion products out of the region.

I spent some time writing, studying Spanish, playing chess on the ships deck and reading. At $320US, it was a bit expensive for me. However including meals and accommodation and the fact that I would of spent a third of that cost if I took a 30 hour bus ride. It ended up being a mint way to travel.


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