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Old 02-09-2014, 11:16 AM   #691
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Thanks for the kind words. It's hard to believe it's all but over. In hind sight the adversity is what makes the trip an adventure, if it was easy it would be much less fun.



Thanks Tuckers! It was a blast. I really enjoyed your RR too.
I missed the ECO House, we are already in Rio Grande...sunshine all the way today in about 13 degrees.


Whew! Nice weather. As you know it can be horrible!

It snowed on us.
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:08 PM   #692
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Whew! Nice weather. As you know it can be horrible!

It snowed on us.
Interesting how happy we are when it's only 13 degrees
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:20 PM   #693
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Great finish to a great trip! Congratulations! Now turn around and head up!
Good job Dave.

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Old 02-09-2014, 12:34 PM   #694
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Congratulations on reaching your goal,best of luck on the way home I'm sure your friends and family are chomping at the bit to see you! Ride safe my friend
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:47 PM   #695
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Penguins!!

Day 157 Beagle Channel

On the advice of our hostess at the B and B, we took a 5 hour boat ride to see some penguins today.

But first a left over photo from yesterday of a fox.



Our hotel in Ushuaia...highly recommend it. Nahuel B and B. 25 de Mayo 440



We got up at 7 and after breakfast walked 20 minutes to the docks where the tour boats were.



Ushuaia





The huge catamaran took us out into the Beagle Channel where we made stops at a few places to see seals and sea birds.





The penguin island was about 2 hours from Ushuaia so we enjoyed a really nice cruise to get there.







This tour only stops at the island and passengers can not go onto the beach. Despite this we got very close to these little guys.








So now the name of the trip “Prairies to Penguins” is accurate and the pressure is off. Sorry Sahen, I can't bring one back with me.
There may be other opportunities to see penguins as I move north to Buenos Aires so stay tuned fo more!
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:53 PM   #696
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:39 PM   #697
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Great stuff!!
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:47 PM   #698
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Congratulations Dave for making it to the End of The World, job well done.
Now comes the fun ride back (not) to BA, may the winds be in your favor, and the bike gods be with you, have a safe ride back my friend.

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Old 02-09-2014, 03:15 PM   #699
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Ah, the penguin money shot! Fantastic trip, reporting and determination. Thanks for sharing and bringing us along on a dream trip.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:38 PM   #700
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Great report! i've been following along since the start.
Could you give an approximate amount of the cost so far?
I'm planning a similar trip myself in October.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:39 PM   #701
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Great Trip

A glorious ride Dave! Thanks for taking us along!....and a happy Birthday to Winitta!
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:38 PM   #702
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Great report! i've been following along since the start.
Could you give an approximate amount of the cost so far?
I'm planning a similar trip myself in October.
I will be posting a detailed breakdown of my costs later but so far I have spent a little over $10,000 or about $60/day. NOT including getting me or the bike home which will be over $3000
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:22 PM   #703
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Not a bad way to spend 13 grand
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:23 PM   #704
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I'd say it's a great way to spend $13,000. Glad to see you made it safe and sound Dave. I'm interested to hear how you think the trip has changed you
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:11 AM   #705
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Congrats on reaching your goal and thanks for a great RR
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