Saturday, February 13, 2010

Puerto Deseado...off the tourist trail....

 


now, for some ocean and river stuff.  puerto deseado, home to the huge ships of the calamari and langostino capturing industry.  one of our primary reasons for the visit was eating some of same, fresh and lots of it.  not a tourist place at all,  not many hotels, restaurants, but a pretty brisk excursion business via boat for dolphin, penguin, and, sometimes, killer whale watching.  it's just a couple hours from more touristy zones, and , yes it's pretty cold, and we are getting more south all the time.  the best fresh fish restaurant in town looks out on this not so spectacular residential scenery.






of course, it did have some moments of architectural uniquity


But the very best, most wonderous thing to do in Puerto Deseado is to go on a pontoon boat up the river.  The place is teeming with wildlife...dolphins chased the boat...we saw two kinds of cormorants, South American Sea Lions...
 


and thousands of these guys, not at all people shy, as they get visited by a good hundred humans daily





 
A young french illustrator, with drawings and subjects all in one photo


 


this is the one that jamye danced with for half an hour.  and back at the dock, a representative of the local tourist bureau greeted us.

3 comments:

Ashley & Carol said...

Hi Dave! Thanks for the phone call. It was fun talking to you after all these years! You sound so happy! Life is good, isn't it? Our address is: Ashley and Carol Erwin
907 Plantation Parkway, Oriental, North Carolina 28571. You have the phone, and our e-mail is kg4lrd@gmail.com. Hugs! Carol and Ashley

elsa said...

Hello Jamye Hello Dave ! I am back in Paris and I just looked at your blog. How is your trip going ? Did you like El Calafate ? I put all my drawings of Argentina in my website : www.elsaperry.com ("carnets de route"), So if you want to go there and have a look... Take care of you ! elsa

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Jamye, I'm moving back to Argentina in about 1 1/2 years. If you are still there, we can totally shop/make stuff together. Have a cafecito con medialunas for me today!