Puerto Madryn, Argentina

December 30th

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn is another stop where seeing penguins was the number one billed attraction. But unlike other areas of Argentina that had been colonized by conquistadors, this settlement began with 150 colonists from Wales, England who were seeking religious freedom and a home to perpetuate the Welsh culture and language. 

We had nothing booked for today, so took our time getting out and about. After walking along the boardwalk, having coffee in a small cafe, wandering about town and in a few random shops, hitting up an ATM for some Argentine Pesos, we decided to walk back to the ship.

While walking down the pier, we spotted some large white blobs under water that I mistakenly thought were large rocks. Then Tim saw them move. It turned out that when one came near the surface we discovered that they were the largest jelly fish we had ever seen, probably around four feet or more in length with a domed head perhaps 2.5 to 3 feet in diameter.

Jelly fish – these were the smaller ones

Other than that, nothing too exciting to report for today. Here are some shots we took in town:

Next to the boardwalk

Town and beach

Bow of our ship

Back on board by mid afternoon, I was pleased to finally have some decent Internet connectivity which allowed me to upload some of the many pictures that were getting backlogged.

GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful that I was not IN the water when we discovered that those white blobs were not rocks! I think I would have quickly tried to walk on water scrambling to get away otherwise 🙂

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17 Responses to Puerto Madryn, Argentina

  1. Ernie and Lynn Holland says:

    Looks to be a nice clean city. The beach was immaculate……………..


  2. Wow, those are enormous jellyfish. By coincidence, I did a post on jellyfish today as well, although mine weren’t in the wild. 🙂



  3. cindy knoke says:

    Those were Medusa jellies. There were 1000’s of them.


    • Thanks Cindy! They were enormous. Did you immediately know what they were, or like us at first think they were large white rocks on the floor of the ocean? Until they moved and one came to the surface, I had no idea.


  4. John Love says:

    Loving it all. I follow several blogs, but yours is by far my favorite in this category, I follow lots of science and education blogs also. But I just wanted you to know how much this blog is appreciated by me and my wife. Due to unforseen stupidity on my part, our planned world tour had to be cancelled, but your blog and travels make up for a lot, we really enjoy them! Thank you!


    • John, your kind words are so appreciated and mean the world to us. I’m so sorry that your own world travels had to be canceled, but we are glad that we are able to share our adventures with you and your wife. Thank you for coming along for the ride. ❤️


  5. tippysmom2 says:

    Sounds like a nice, relaxing day. They can’t all be exciting. Those are huge jellyfish and I’m glad you weren’t in the water too! That wouldn’t be good!


  6. Widdershins says:

    Seems like jellyfish and cockroaches will be left to inherit the earth after we’re all gone … loved that beach shot. 🙂


  7. Maxxtrails says:

    Those are some mighty big jellyfish and if those were the small ones I can only imagine how scary the big ones would have looked! You wouldn’t catch me swimming there, although the beach looked really nice 🙂


  8. curvyroads says:

    Those jelly fish! 😲


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