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it will turn a little bit lighter and patchy. more cloud for scotland and northern ireland in the second half of the night. a colder night than of late temperatures into single figures in rural areas. notice, it will still be in the mid for east anglia. a chance of one or two showers, the ad were —— the odd heavy one as well. some outbreaks of light rain and drizzle. but it will be drive for much of england, wales and eastern scotland. turning wet and windy in the north of scotland on wednesday.
the lib dems can deprive borisjohnson of a majority, at the next election, and he urges activisits to reach out to voters, in traditional tory heartlands. now on bbc news...it�*s the travel show with mike corey. this week, on the travel show... i'm in argentina, exploring an amazing sunken town that has reemerged from under the water. then, i head to the country's spectacular iguazu falls. oh, my god! and in wales, wejoined a couple starting out on a pedal—powered adventure at sea, searching for a more sustainable future.
we're kicking off this week in south america — argentina, to be precise — where early last year i went to explore one of the strangest places i had ever heard of. a town that had to be abandoned due to flooding back in the 1990s, but has since reemerged from beneath the water. you can find ghost towns all over the world, and as many different reasons why they could be abandoned, but i've heard epecuen is special because it is not abandoned — at least not completely. there's not much left... just some bricks.
you can only guess what they used to be. this places is wild. there's a couple of tourists here, notjust us. well, more cows than tourists. epecuen was built in the 19205, and at its peak was home to about 5,000 people. tourists came from all over argentina to take a therapeutic dip at its famous thermal bath. today, they come for very different reasons. former resident, viviana, leads tours around the remains of her hometown, explaining what happened here.
everything you see here was completely submerged. then, just over a decade ago, the waters began to subside. and now tourists can walk these streets once again. hotel monterreal. oh, but look, though. this might look damaged, but, actually, it's not — it's completely encrusted in mineral salts from the water. the inside, not so great... i guess that's what a quarter of a century underwater does. for me, here, ijust see concrete, but for you, you have memories here.
but even when it was mostly underwater, it wasn't entirely abandoned. for over 25 years, a local legend called pablo novak lived on the outskirts. some recent health complications have meant that pablo has had to move out of his home and into a nearby nursing facility. that means epecuen's last resident has finally moved away, but pablo's memories of the town
still live on. while epecuen may now be fully abandoned, what is left behind is a uniquely desolate, stunning landscape with a legacy that will never be forgotten. next, we're off to new zealand to visit the north island's largest rainforest. back in 2014, the government returned ownership of the land back to the local indigenous people who were now encouraging tourists to learn to interact with the forest on a spiritual level, rather than just think of it as a great place to take a hike and some photos.
this tribe, which is my tribe, fought for 150 years to have land returned to the people, and they were eventually successful in 2014. what was formerly the national park area became a living entity of its own, with all the rights of personhood. and i believe that it was the first of its kind in the world. a kaitiaki don't take over and control —
a kaitiaki understands where they fit in, and are guided by nature and how to look after it. this tree that's supporting me, and the energy from it feels male. it's a few hundred years old. whatevertree, plant, that your eyes alight upon, there is that thing acknowledging you and saying hello. if you ignore them, thatjust means that you need more time, so, more time you spend in nature, the more you tune in, the better you develop your understanding of the language that she's speaking to you. people that i met when it was
a national park often didn't know much about the tuhoe tribe, or our indigenous ancestry. children of the mist. the retreat was born out of the desire to have a place where people could stay in nature, enfolded in nature, where they could connect with nature and themselves. you are unplugged from the distractions of life. i want people to realise that you don't need much to enjoy life, and to live. staying here strips back and takes you right back to the basics of what you need,
what the body needs, what the spirit needs. still to come on the travel show... i get to experience the spectacle and sheer force of nature of the amazing iguazu falls here in argentina. and we meet the couple setting out on a sustainable journey at sea with the help of a little pedal power. so don't go away. this isn'tjust one waterfall, it's hundreds. iguazu is three times wider than niagara, and it's a marvel of nature right on the border
between argentina and brazil. i've been wanting to see this water for my entire life. during the rainy season, every second up to 13 million litres of water spill over a series of precipices stretching 1.5 miles wide. the first time that i saw the waterfalls i cried. the falls are steeped in local legends — though some are more sinister than others. in the mythology, they believe that behind the waterfalls, especially behind the devil's throat, there is a giant snake living there, and they have a big respect about that. have you seen the giant snake? never, but i have seen the devil's throat,
and i have a big respect about that. the devil's throat is one of the most spectacular sections of the falls. it's where a major portion of the iguazu river tumbles over, causing an effect similar to an ocean plunging into an abyss. wow! i've never seen anything like this before! one waterfall, two, three, four, five, six, 20, 30, 100, all cascading down. the rush coming off this waterfall... laughs. you can feel it on your face and hands. this is an incredible wonder of nature. you have to come see this some time in your life. wow. next, wejoin the husband—and—wife team, jason and tammie, on an incredible zero—carbon
adventure around wales, so far they have completed almost 400 miles over hills and valleys under their own steam. now, it's time for them to tackle the spectacular and sometimes precarious welsh coastline in a boat powered just by pedals. we are on a circumnavigation of wales using just human power, so we're biking, we're walking, we're canoeing, pack rafting and using a specially designed pedal—powered boat. moksha is an 8 metre by 1.5 metre boat made out of wood, that was designed and built back in the early �*905 to complete the first circumnavigation of the planet by human power, which is what i did, started off with a friend,
and she's, like, almost a part of me. she's like part of my soul now, i've spent so much of my life in her. like i'm ever gonna wear this. i think for me, human power means being able to be more part of a community, and i think one of the most special things about our journey so far is the fact that we're going very about our journey so far is the fact that we're going very slowly, we are meeting some amazing people that we would have never met. some of the most engaging encounters in terms of people and leading onto sustainability stories which is what we're interested in exploring here in wales, have come about because of human power. so we biked from greenfield dock up on the dee estuary, to hay—on—wye, then we hiked over the black mountains, used pack rafts down the river monnow to monmouth and then we've just biked the last 300 miles from monmouth to here, milford haven. so tomorrow we're going to be pedaling moksha, our pedal boat, out of the marina here, into the channel essentially,
around the corner, around the pembrokeshire headlands and then around to fishguard, up cardigan bay, around by anglesey and back to where we started from, from greenfield dock there on the dee estuary. thank you! i can't deny that i am more apprehensive about this than crossing an ocean, which i have done in that pedal boat, several times. but this, going around the coast, you've got tides, you've got wind, you've got other vessels, there are so many other variables and that's what i'm...that�*s what i'm most nervous about. some pretty rough water coming up there. i'm very nervous, because when he gets nervous, it really does freak me out. oh my god! whirlpools?
you're very tough. i'm not in my comfort zone on the water, but honestly for me, it's telling the stories of the local heroes that are championing, you know, their local environments and the seals and the whales and they're out there and they're in the trenches every day working hard and they're fighting bureaucracy and i'm so excited to bring those stories to other people so that they can get help, and i'm really, really excited about that. we have heard about this amazing organisation called the sea watch foundation, and jason and i are super excited, we're going to get out on a boat to see if we can't find some dolphins and other sea life, so we're looking forward to it. katrin, what exactly is it that the sea watch foundation does? so, the sea watch foundation is a nation wide research charity, we study whales, dolphins
and porpoises in the uk. 0ur flagship project is the cardigan bay monitoring project, which is the project that i lead, and we study the semi—resident population of bottlenose dolphins that we get around here and we look at how do they use their habitat and how many animals there are year after year. so today we're not actually on a surveying boat, we're on a tourism boat? yes. so, can you explain, is that a problem for the dolphins? well, it's a difficult situation. when we look at northern cardigan bay, where there's actually a lot less tourist boats, we have seen an impact of disturbance and that's mainly from recreational boat traffic. and we've seen an effect in the social structure of the dolphins there. so, down here, we have much smaller pods with longer—lasting bonds, whereas up north the animals are often in bigger groups but they have less long—lasting
bonds between each other. you just... oh, god. just can't get away from it, can you? can we park on the flat part of the ocean from now on? this sounds ridiculous, but if i threw up and something eats it... i've had an ibuprofen and stuff today, i mean, ijust don't... retching. so sick... it's like being inside
a washing machine. so, how was your night? it was ok... rolling... well, as soon as we get under way, it will be not this continual rolling. honestly, we make a good team, and it's funny because we fight about little things that you know, i think we can't even remember what we fought about. whoa! oh, god, ow!
yeah, we do fight, but weirdly enough when we're out at sea or if we're on this expedition together... if we think we're gonna die, we're fine! why can't one thing be easy? just one? i suppose when the chips are down and when things are going really badly, that's when we come together and work really well together. thank you. you're welcome. tammie's cafe at sea. food waste is a huge problem. yeah. 40% of our food in this country is wasted so we're gonna go and find out how this local group is preventing food from going to landfill, so they pick up food from restaurants, from people's houses and a lot of it's not gone off, it's just gone past the best before date so then they make delicious food and we are tired of eating brown food on this boat, so this is going to be great, eating food other than our own cooking. it's reallyjust a great concept because they're feeding their local community and then anything that they can't use actually
goes into a compost bin, so it is literally a complete circular economy with food that would be otherwise wasted. that's delicious! well, that's all for this week. but coming up next week... what we're trying to do here is get around this headland before the tide turns against us, but it looks like the tide has already turned. we're back with tammie and jason as they continue their voyage but with the weather closing in, will they get to their final port of call or have to abandon their mission? you're not going to want to miss it. but until then, from me,
mike corey and the rest of the team here, at iguazu falls in argentina, it's goodbye. hello there. we saw a reverse of fortune today, weather—wise. it was the eastern side of the country which saw the cloud and the showers. further west, we had the best of the sunshine. now, this week is also going to be a tale of two halves. we're starting the week off on a fine note with a ridge of high pressure, plenty of sunshine and it will be quite warm. by the end of the week, low pressure takes over, bringing a risk of gales and it will feel cooler for us all as well. now, eastern england continues to see these weather fronts through the evening and the overnight period, lingering around east
anglia and the south. i think most of the hunderstorms will fizzle out, but there will still be some heavier bursts of rain there. some heavier cloud pushing into western scotland, perhaps northern ireland by the end of the night. but elsewhere, under clear skies and light winds, temperatures will dip into single figures for many with mist and fog developing. but still quite mild in the south—east with that weather front — 13 or 14 degrees. so, this is the pressure chart for monday. we'll still have the weather front in the south—east, a new cluster of weather fronts pushing into scotland and northern ireland as the day progresses, turning increasingly cloudier, breezy with a few showers. we'll continue with a few heavy showers in the south—east through the day. this also tending to fizzle out, but elsewhere, lots of sunshine. feeling quite warm, maybe 21 or 22 degrees in the warmest spots. now, our area of high pressure continues to build in on tuesday, so i think at this stage, it looks like tuesday could be the best day of the week, regarding widespread sunshine and also warmth. a bit of mist and fog to start the day, and then many places will be dry with lightish winds and some good sunny spells. but it will be breezier for scotland and northern ireland, variable amounts of cloud, even some splashes
of rain for western scotland. so, the high teens here, but further south, 20 or 22 celsius. feeling very pleasant. now we start to see some changes. by mid week, we will see this area of high pressure pull away from the south. a deep area of low pressure to the north of the uk will begin to exert its force across scotland and northern ireland. turning very windy here, with a weather front sinking into the south—east, so outbreaks of rain, followed by sunshine and blustery showers. it will be windy with gales. england and wales — not a bad day again, i think, for wednesday. we'll see some good sunny spells around, quite warm, too, but it will be breezier than monday and tuesday. and then, for the end of the week, thursday and friday, all areas look windier, particularly across the north of the country, where we'll see further showers and it will feel noticeably colder in the north.
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