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Southern Right Whale from the boat, taken by Seren

After travelling since the early morning of Tuesday we finally got on our plane at 10.55pm which lasted 14 hours, the plane ride was smooth throughout with a couple of turbulence issues here and there.

We landed at Buenos Aires at half 7, as soon as we walked out the airport there were two things hat were noticeably different, the first thing was the coldness, although we had been warned about the cold temperature during our trip, we didn’t expect the air to be so cold. The second thing was the smell of food in the air.

We got a bus down to our first hostel which was called ¨Estoril´ and was right in the middle of Buenos Aires, this gave us a great opportunity to explore the local area which we did later in the day after freshening up. One of the things we had to get used to quickly was crossing the roads as the traffic is extremely busy and the drivers won’t stop for anyone. We spent our first meal at a restaurant where we all ate beef and chips.

After our stay at Buenos Aries was over we got a bus down to Puerto Madryn, fair play to the bus people they gave us nice food. We arrived at our second hostel called ¨Posada del Calalejo¨, once we settled in we went down to the beach to book our Whale watching trip for the next day, we then walked down to the pier and we could actually see Whales from the coast.

The next day we were picked up from the hostel at 7:30am for our tour around Peninsula Valdes, our first stop was at a beach to see some whales but they were at a distance which as initially disappointing but our second stop made up for it because we decided to spend out own money on a boat ride up to see the Whales up close, we were glad we made that choice because we got amazingly close to the Whales and in some cases just out of reaching distance! We travelled further out into the Peninsula to find some elephant seals which were pretty cool to begin with but they didn’t do much as they don’t eat for two months during the winter therefore they need to save their energy to survive.

The elephant seals signalled the end of out tour around the Peninsula which leaves us at the present time where we are getting ready for out trip down to Gaiman tomorrow to start our community project.

Josh & James.

Southern Right Whale from the boat, taken by Seren

After travelling since the early morning of Tuesday we finally got on our plane at 10.55pm which lasted 14 hours, the plane ride was smooth throughout with a couple of turbulence issues here and there.

We landed at Buenos Aires at half 7, as soon as we walked out the airport there were two things hat were noticeably different, the first thing was the coldness, although we had been warned about the cold temperature during our trip, we didn’t expect the air to be so cold. The second thing was the smell of food in the air.

We got a bus down to our first hostel which was called ¨Estoril´ and was right in the middle of Buenos Aires, this gave us a great opportunity to explore the local area which we did later in the day after freshening up. One of the things we had to get used to quickly was crossing the roads as the traffic is extremely busy and the drivers won’t stop for anyone. We spent our first meal at a restaurant where we all ate beef and chips.

After our stay at Buenos Aries was over we got a bus down to Puerto Madryn, fair play to the bus people they gave us nice food. We arrived at our second hostel called ¨Posada del Calalejo¨, once we settled in we went down to the beach to book our Whale watching trip for the next day, we then walked down to the pier and we could actually see Whales from the coast.

The next day we were picked up from the hostel at 7:30am for our tour around Peninsula Valdes, our first stop was at a beach to see some whales but they were at a distance which as initially disappointing but our second stop made up for it because we decided to spend out own money on a boat ride up to see the Whales up close, we were glad we made that choice because we got amazingly close to the Whales and in some cases just out of reaching distance! We travelled further out into the Peninsula to find some elephant seals which were pretty cool to begin with but they didn’t do much as they don’t eat for two months during the winter therefore they need to save their energy to survive.

The elephant seals signalled the end of out tour around the Peninsula which leaves us at the present time where we are getting ready for out trip down to Gaiman tomorrow to start our community project.

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6 Comments

  1. Sounds like you have had an interesting start – liked the photo.
    Enjoy your community experience and local cuisine!

  2. Really good write up, looking forward to the next one, it sounds like u are having a great trip so far.
    Good luck with the school project and the trek.

  3. Happy 17th Birthday James on Tuesday the 2nd of August. Lots of love, Mum Dad Declan family and friends xx Any photos from the trek!

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