27
DAYS

Rally of the Incas 2016

November 13 - December 9, 2016

DAY
4

NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Puerto Madryn  -  Rest day

Not a Whale in Sight

There was a well deserved lie in this morning for our travel stained crews and a well deserved session in the laundry for their travel stained clothing.

Puerto Madryn is a bustling seaside town and after breakfast some crews took a boat trip to watch the whales in the Golfo Nuevo while others drove onto the Valdez Peninsula to take in the seal colonies and the nesting grounds of the Magellanic penguin. Sadly there were few sightings of the mighty orca which patrol these waters but just looking for them was pretty good sport. The peninsula itself was listed as a world heritage site in 1999 and possesses both a rugged beauty and the ability to throw all four seasons at you in about one hour flat.

The promenade in Puerto Madryn is also well known for restaurants and cafes so, throughout the day the regular clientele were treated to the sight of the odd Bentley, Mercedes or Porsche parked up outside. All of which provided an excellent background for a quick selfie.

While the weather could easily be described as bracing, the atmosphere was decidedly chilled-out as the crews rolled back into the hotel for an early night.

Tomorrow we're off to Esquel via the Welsh Villages. No doubt there'll be a welcome in the hillside for us. Now, there's lovely.

Syd Stelvio

 

 

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