Monthly Archives: February 2013

Day 45 – Trek day 1- Torres del Paine

Our first day on the Torres del Paine Trek. 8 hour return trek to the Mirador Torres in the strongest gusty winds of 75kmph. This was the view at the top. One for the books especially after a gust moved … Continue reading

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Penguins, tombs and duty free in Punta Arenas

Having arrived in Puerto Natales on Monday after 4 days on the Navimag, I thought I needed just a few more days for my blisters on the back of my foot to heal. By Wednesday I had underestimated the time. … Continue reading

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Day 41 – Hanging out with Penguins

A side trip to Punta Arenas. The only highlight of this shipping port is a 2 hour ferry to Isla de Magdalena to see Los pinguinos. We pretended we were David Attenborough hanging out with 63,000 pairs of Magellanic Penquins. … Continue reading

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Crusing the Patagonian Fjords on the Navimag ferry

The problem with heading south through Chile is that eventually you run out of road. We wanted to get to Puerto Natales, deep in the South of Patagonia, to trek in the Torres del Paine national park. But there isn’t … Continue reading

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Day 37 – South Patagonia, Chile

Our Navimag ferry journey through the Chilean fiords continues. On day 3 it sidetracks to Glacier Ventisquero. The sheer size of this glacier is not realised till one of the zodiacs motors across to the base to collect ice. Our … Continue reading

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Day 35-36 – 4 day ferry to Patagonia

Our 4 day cargo ferry begins to Patagonia. Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales through the beautiful Chilean fiords. These photos were taken on day 2 of our trip through the Moraleda Channel.

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Off the beaten track in Cochamo Valley

The aim of travelling is to find amazing places to visit that have not yet been ravaged by the effects of tourism (of course the irony is that we contribute to the ravaging, however lightly we tread). One such place … Continue reading

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Day 31-33 – Horseriding in Cochamo Valley

Back from a 3 day horse ride into spectacular Cochamo Valley. It’s Chile’s Yosemite. Only way in is by 6 hour horse ride or trek. This adds to one of our best experiences so far.

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Isla de Chiloe – land of currantos and Jesuit churches

With credit card in hand and our rental car dropped off at the hostel we’re ready for our trip to Chiloe. It’s a sheer joy to load our back packs into the boot and drive. For a brief moment we … Continue reading

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Mas volcans and German teacake en Puerto Varas

The time has come for us to make our way down south. Leaving Pucon is like leaving our comfort zone and I guess this is now really the beginning of our adventure. You know it’s time to leave when the … Continue reading

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