After Uruguay, we stopped at a place called Puerto Madryn in central Argentina. We walked on a very long, wide, and MUDDY beach (because lots of parts had more dirt than sand). We went to see the ruins of some caves where the first European settlers of Puerto Madryn, who were all Welsh, stayed when they came here in 1865.
The city had a monument with the settlers' names, and many of them had the last name Jones (my middle name). There were also some names like William Williams and Thomas Thomas.
Then we went to a playground. RJE and I were playing on the seesaw when we heard a boy yelling "Ay...Ay...Ay!!" This is how people say they are in pain in Spanish. (Like we say Ow! Ow! in English). The boy had fallen off another seesaw, landing on his wrist, and it looked like it was broken, and very painful. "Ay...Ay...Ay!!"
This far south, the days are very long. The sun will set tonight at 9:54 p.m. (21:54), and rise tomorrow at 4:35 a.m. This is what they tell us, anyway, because we don't get up that early! In all, it's about 17 hours of daylight, every day.
On the ship they have a kids room where children can go play. There is a counselor there who uses the nickname Anna Banana. She was born in Hong Kong and lives in Canada. She taught me some Chinese words. My parents joked that I was going to learn Chinese instead of Spanish, but why not both? Here are a few of the Chinese characters I learned from her yesterday:
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