Here are several more pictures from our educational field trip - and the recommendation is at the end. I have dubbed the first picture tipo viejo since it really is an old guy. While wandering on an estancia on the Patagonia steppe, Rhonda and I came across this burial box. We later learned that is an aboriginal site, and interestingly, this particular individual was quite tall.
Also at the Patagonia estancia, we were given a demonstration of sheep shearing by one of the local gauchos.
This is one of the many guanacos that we saw in Patagonia. Interestingly, they are also found in Tierra del Fuego, which is an island. The guanaco originally came to the island across the frozen channels and sounds.
Close to our hotel in Puerto Madryn, we saw this statue of Saint Francis of Paola, who is the patron saint of mariners and boatmen. This was a gift to the city from the people in Paola, Italy.
And, on our boat cruise on the Beagle Channel in Ushuaia, we were able to get up-close and personal with some of the wildlife, including these seals and cormorants.
And now for the recommendation. Take a moment to visit www.nbc4.tv/jya One of our students, Stacey Gallarde, was chosen from students across the USA to be one of ten who are documenting their junior year abroad. Peruse the page, and then if you click on her image, you will be taken to the page where she has posted several videos, many pictures and a blog.