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Darwin Route (Argentina)

There are places that attract me sometimes when the story, or rather, explorers have been there in the past.

Deseado port is one of those places, surely that is not the destination that comes to mind of any traveler. But, however...

I invite you to read the "Impressions" of Charles Darwin noted in his travel diary, December 23, 1833, looking at these landscapes:
"I have not seen yet, a place so isolated from the rest of the world that this crack rock in the vast plain"

He came across the Deseado River and then traveled in a great part.

At high tide, about 42 km, this examination is very exciting zodiak. It can be seen numerous cormorants, among which is the cormorán "gris" (a larger colony of Patagonia), numerous seals and sea lions, dolphins, guanacos... At the end of this route in upstream, you get to where C.Darwin exclaimed in front of the tremendous beauty of the landscape and where, Conrad Martens, official English painter who accompanied C. Darwin during the expedition, drew these landscapes.

This is the famous "Mirador de Darwin" where the view of the Deseado River gorge is breathtaking.

Walk to the bottom of the canyon, the river's edge, gave me an inexplicable feeling. As often occurs in Patagonia, when we are out of the 'classic', the feeling of being completely alone. And being alone in the middle of this landscape, I wish to the entire world...

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