14 March 2013. We got a surprise when we were driving up along the south atlantic coast of Argentina and suddenly discovered that the big rocks on the beach were moving! They were in fact giant south american sea lions, much bigger and “lion-like” than the small sea lions we saw at Galapagos Islands.
Lovely and furry! But be careful, they have long sharp teeth and a male can be almost 3 m long and weigh 350 kg!
Check out the size of the neck on this guy!
Sea lions, golden brown when dry, black when wet.
Beach lions! Remember to also tan on the side bones.
Messing around a bit with the sea gulls.
Messing around a bit with the other males. Lots of growling going on.
The south american sea lion really looks like a lion.
Mix of males and females with pups at the water’s edge.
In the water, the big blobby animals transform into fast and elegant swimmers. And they are very curious too!
When they were in the water the sea lions felt more safe and dared to come very close to us to check us out. And they followed us when we walked along the beach.
Toro Seduto having an intimate encounter with the sea lions!
15 March 2013, Puerto Madryn. Finally, the sun! How everything changes when the sun comes out! We grabbed the opportunity to give Frida a good cleaning now that she has to go in a container to Japan soon.
Kitchen and food boxes are already sorted. Now Marco is sorting the tool box. With a view over the Atlantic Ocean.
Here she is Frida. Dirty inside, dirty outside and with our dirty running clothes hanging to dry in the sun. Poor Frida!!!
We had a small local helper but he got exhausted after just a couple of minutes and fell asleep in the sun.