Even though I can’t remember the moment I made the decision to move to Australia, I can remember the moment I decided that I wanted to see whales. I was lying on the trampoline at Ollie’s dad’s house leafing through the Lonely Planet whilst Ollie was distracted chasing his sisters. I shouted something about whales, Ollie said yes Jennie, it was underlined in the book, and hence we made the 15 hour bus journey from BA to Puerto Madryn and began what is still the highlight of our trip.
Four Days in Puerto Madryn
- Peninsula Valdez: to get a boat to see the whales primarily, but also got to see penguins, liebres europeas (they look like rabit dogs), sea lions and ginger lama type animals.
- Punta Tombo: to visit the largest colony of penguins outside of Antartica
- We also tagged on the dolphin boat to our Punta Tombo trip where we saw zippy, mini, black and white, turbo dolphins that are unique to Patagonia.
- Punta Ninfas: where we could climb down to the beach to come face to face with the elephant seals lounging in the sun. Occasionaly orcas hunt here, in addition to Peninsula Valdez, but unfortunately we didn’t spot any on our trip.
Instead of trying to describe what we experienced, I’d like to show you. I did not take any of these photos, the iphone camera just does not do wildlife justice. They are all Ollies taken on his Canon 60D with a telephoto lens.