Exploring Antarctica (Don Webb)
The next day in the freezing rain the Antarctica Group (82 people) boarded buses for a tour of Tierra Del Fuego National Park. As we were walking through the park enjoying the view and looking at huge beaver dams, a group of us from the bus noticed another person from the bus walking around with two rocks and banging them on trees. After a few minutes of watching this, someone in the group asked what was he doing and I answered that he was calling for woodpeckers. I could not figure out if the group was more shocked that I knew what he was doing or that this person was walking around in the freezing rain banging rocks on trees. Either way, the group just shook their heads and continued to walk. I have to say that I was kinda surprised that I knew what he was doing as well – It is amazing the stuff you learn. After the walk in the park we had a local barbeque with traditional local food. It was a very good lunch but for many in my Antarctica Group of 82 this would be their last meal for 2 ½ days.
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