Stage 103 half timing to Punta Arenas and penguins…

IMG_20141208_190341_851No time lost or gained.

Bikes left at hosteria and a cruise to Magellan Island across the Strait. Truly a fabulous experience to visit a rookery of Magellan Penguins. Thousands of penguin pairs raising young where there are no predators and complete protection from humans. In the early days sailors would dry their meat for food and collect eggs when they passed through this famous route between the Atlantic and the Pacific avoiding the journey around Cape Horn.

 

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