Showing posts from May, 2012

Things To See In Mar Del Plata

I traveled along the coast to Mar Del Plata.  The countryside reminded me of Texas. The city by the sea. It was both modern And old
 Old house made into a museum
 Ship compass

Old water tower made into a museum Water tower  City view
 Old hotel
 Door knocker
 Door latch
 Stained glass window
 Park merry go round
Park pooches
Food sign
A like mind

Puerto Piramides and Peninsula Valdez

My intention for riding to Puerto Madryn was to visit Puerto Piramides and the Peninsula Valdez. The Peninsula Valdez is known for being a prime location to observe marine life such as sea lions, elephant seals, fur seals, southern right whales, dolphins and orcas.

All I really wanted to see was the orcas.

In March and April the orcas are known to hunt sea lions and elephant seals in an area of the Peninsula Valdez called Punta Norte. At times, they beach themselves on shore to attack their prey. Pods teach their young how to hunt in this manner. It is the only place in the world where this style of orca hunting occurs.

It was the first week of May, so it was rather late in the season to observe this behavior. It was late in the sea lion breeding season and late in the orca migration season. I still thought that it was worth the effort to ride across Argentina for the chance to see this phenomena. I was hoping that everything would come together.

I arrived in Puerto Piramides and pla…