solo again

We parted ways with Fern, MC and Simon, but we’re sure we’ll run into them again somewhere down the road. For now, we have tentative plans to meet up and snowboard in Kashmir, kayak the Amazon, and race Baja.

It was a little sad not to have another red bus behind us on the drive. It’s been nice having a caravan and having friends around.  It makes me miss my friends back in the States (as well as all those I’ve met along the way) a lot more.

But, it was also nice to get back to our [I’d like to insert ‘routine’ here, but we don’t really have one] normal way of life.

So, we headed west to the beach. Jason and Bode hadn’t seen an elephant seal yet, so we drove several hours on a bad gravel road to Punta Ninfa.

There’s a pretty weird old fiberglass lighthouse here, and the elephant seals were down on the beach below us. We found a rope and started climbing down the cliff. Sliding down in some parts. The earth was really soft and crumbly and often it was difficult to find a place to put your foot without setting off an avalanche.

We made it down to the beach and got to see several seals, but no older male. We waited a little while to see if he would come back to shore, as there were lots in the water playing. But soon it got too windy and cold to enjoy sitting around.

Climbing up the cliff was actually a lot easier than climbing down. We had planned to camp here, but the wind was bad, and that huge cliff outside the bus was not ‘child peeing in the night-friendly’. I’d already had enough stress worrying about him on the hike, so we decided to keep driving to a proper campsite in Puerto Madryn.


12 thoughts on “solo again

  • April 26, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Bode’s birthday wish when blowing out his candles was that “mom wouldn’t worry so much.” We’re still waiting.

  • April 26, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Isn’t it amazing, how a company in Brazil took the original ‘Karmann’ brand (famous for the ‘Karmann Ghia’ on Beetle chassis) to a new level with their camping vehicles? The T2 camper is a Brazilian ‘Karmann’ camper…

  • April 26, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    And then there’s a company in South Africa, called ‘Jurgen’, who made similar alcove campers on VW. Now where do I know that name from?

  • April 26, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Jason…you’ll be forever waiting…don’t you know by now that it’s just part of the job description of being mom?!
    Most especially when there’s a “cliff that’s not child peeing in the night friendly” right outside your front door!

    Keep up the good work, Ang!
    You have my support! 🙂


  • April 26, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    It took me 68 years, but I don’t worry about you. At least not too much.

  • April 28, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    Happy Birthday Bode. The boys look forward to seeing you this summer. Have fun.

  • April 28, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    miss you too! especially in MAY. 3 little words: BAY TO BREAKERS!

  • April 28, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Bode….that is one great head of hair. Quite terrific.

  • April 29, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    we miss you too kids.

  • April 30, 2012 at 6:13 AM

    Aren’t there any barbers in that part of the world, or for that matter, sheep shearers? I am recovering from being over-served at Eeyore’s Saturday.

  • May 1, 2012 at 4:14 AM

    Hello, guys, okay? Yesterday I was listening to Radio Kombinauta, you were giving an interview. I am the city Passo Fundo, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and some time ago, i contacted inviting them to visit Brazil. Now, on days 22, 23 and 24 June, we will the PASSO FUNDO VOLKS JAM. A international Meeting. It may be the opportunity you know our country. These are just a few kilometers from the border with Uruguay and Argentina. Best regards, and needing something, they can contact by e-mail

  • May 1, 2012 at 7:58 AM

    Lucio – thanks – I don’t know exactly when we will pass through, but we will contact you when we do. We hope to see you there!

    I guess it’s time to start working on our Portuguese!

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