Ballantyne Magazine

WINTER 2017-2018

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members went horseback riding along the Nutria River, and another day the entire group enjoyed a river cruise in an inflatable boat, stopping for a picnic brought by their guide. "The scenery was gorgeous everywhere we went," she says. Penguin Colony The inspiration behind the group's Patagonia trip was one member's dream of seeing the penguins for her 50th birthday; therefore, the third stop was Punta Arenas, home of the Magellanic penguin colony on Otway Sound near the Strait of Magellan. To everyone's disappointment, though, the army of comical birds had moved, so while several members set off by boat to find them, the Del Vecchios Left: Pure, clear glacial waters add to the beauty of Patagonia. Below: Magellanic penguins draw tourists to Otway Sound near the Strait of Magellan. Photo courtesy of "The Eyes of the Condor" 80 Escape BALLANTYNE WINTER 2017-2018

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