Today the ship stopped in Puerto Madryn, Argentina. The only reason it calls at this port is because the area is swarming with sea lions, penguins, whales, dolphins and walruses. I wanted to go on a day-long trip to see some of these animals, but I had to stay on board for a crew boat drill. Once it had finished I didn’t have a lot of time, and the only place close enough to see a large collection of wildlife is a place I’ve visited before. Oh well, I’ll be back in a few weeks time, and I plan to get off the ship as early as possible.
In the end I took a long walk along the beach, camera in hand all the way. Here are some photos from today…
A sea lion:
Looking back at the Norwegian Sun, my home for four weeks:
Others walking on the beach:
I took photos of non-ladies on the beach too, but meanwhile:
A bike and a ship:
Working with nets:
This dog followed me for many miles of my walk. Later the dog patrol tried to catch him:
A sea lion on the pier:
As I framed the sea lion for a closeup, it shed a single, tiny, milky tear. So cute!
I’ll post more photos tomorrow…