On Monday, the 3rd of April we just putt around Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina.
We rode to the top of the hill overlooking Comodoro Rivadavia. It is Argentina's version of our Houston.
The building with the Coca-Cola sign painted on it's side, is our hotel (Hotel Comodoro).
Caleta Cordoba, about 14 miles north of Comodoro, had a real Baja feeling.
On the 5th we stayed in Trelew, which is about 225 miles north of Comodoro. It is known as a Welsh community. We ride to Gaiman, which is about 10 miles west of Trelew. The ride is across desert, much like our Mojave desert. The GPS indicates the town ahead, but there is nothing in sight. About 1/2 mile off the road we see a cemetery, so we decide to check it out.
Then we rode over the bluff and found the village of Gaiman, with a population of about 4,300. One of the sites to see is Parque El Desafio. According to the Guinness Book of Records, this park is the largest in the world, which is made up of trash. It is made of over 50,000 wine and beer bottles, 30,000 aluminum cans, 25,000 spools of thread, 12,000 bottle caps and 5,000 plastic bottles, along with old cars, refrigerators and other odds and ends.
This is the park's creator..... 87 year old Joaquin Alonso.
Since this is a Welsh village, it has High Tea. I had no idea what that meant, but when in Rome, do as the Romans do. The places were VERY nice. Much like a fine winery in Napa Valley, except they serve high tea.
On the 7th of April, we head for the Peninsula of Valdez and Puerto Madryn. This is the only spot in the world where Killer Whales swim up on the beach to snack on seals. You have all probably seen videos of this activity, which have been floating around on the internet lately. Well, this is where the video was taken.
Unusual rocks overhang the sand beach.
Visited the Whale museum in Puerto Madryn.
I though that this picture, taken in the coffee shop of the museum, had a surrealistic feel to it.....
That's it through April 7, 2006.
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