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Eco Camp
Patagonia - 2013

City Tour - UshuaiaCity Tour - Ushuaia (Michele Marcigliano)
Today's excursion was a drive through Torres del Paine park. We saw all kinds of animals. There were guanaco, rheas (a flightless bird), a photogenic fox, and various birds of prey including cinereous harrier, Andean condors, and buzzard-eagle and chimango caracaras. We saw a group of Chilean flamingos take flight from the lake, as well as coscoroba swans and other waterfowl. There was also a baby guanaco nursing. But no pumas were to be found. After the excursion we went back to Eco Camp. Dinner was set up at the bar for our last dinner as a group. Did I say dinner, it was a feast. In fact, dinners at Eco Camp were all so delicious. After dinner I was given a behind the scene tour of the workings of Eco Camp. I saw the rechargeable battery pack room that help run the camp, the staffs lounge where a few were playing video games, and the staff dome rooms, which are larger than the guest, but sleep more. I was able to take a peek into the kitchen and where all the magic happened for our dinners. It was time to thank the chef. The day was coming to an end and I have an early morning wake up call.

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