Puerto Madryn Travel Blog› entry 26 of 58 › view all entries
Puerto Madryn is famous for whales and Wales. In mid-season the coast is packed with whales who come here to give birth, and to spend time with their tales sticking out of the sea (we've seen pictures, no-one knows why they do it, for twenty minutes or so at a time). We arrived at the end of the season, and saw a whale's back, some fin, and a bit of it's mouth. They don't like the wind apparently, and it was a windy day.
We also did Michelle's favourite thing so far, go kayaking with sea lions. This was brilliant - once you got over the slightly scary aspect of sea lions being really quite big, with really quite big teeth. They also make a lot of noise.
Puerto Madryn is another part of Argentina that was settled by Welsh immigrants (see Esquel entry) so it would have been rude not to stop off for another Welsh tea (all you can eat scones and cakes and a bottomless tea pot). Other high lights included a dinosaur museum with great exhibits, a sea life exhibition, and the garden of a chap who is in the Guinness Book of Records for turning his garden into a big recycled rubbish sculpture (reminded us of Glastonbury).