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Reflections, Volcanos and Views in Chile

We were traveling north along the Pan American Highway known as Ruta 5 in Chile. This road goes from South to North along most of the country. Roads that branch off Ruta 5 go to loads of interesting places, and we decided to make a side trip through Parc National Conguillio. This park is unusual … Continue reading »

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St. Patrick’s Day on Volcan Villarica in Chile

We are now back on mainland Chile, a fifteen minute boat trip took us from Chiloe Island to Puerto Montt, and from here our goal was to see Volcan Osorno (Volcano Osorno) It was really strange being back in what seem to us like a mini ‘Europe’ after the wilds of Patagonia, very posh houses all … Continue reading »

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Chiloe Island off the coast of Chile

As it had been a number of weeks since our last boat trip our sea- legs were wondering what was happening so we decided to do a trip to Chiloe Island. We boarded the ferry in Puerto Chacabuco and supposedly 28 hours later we were to disembark in Quellon in the south of Chiloe Island … Continue reading »

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Rodeo Time, Valle Simpson, Chile.

After all it was the weekend, so we decided to visit a Rodeo to see how a small village like Valle Simpson celebrates its fiesta. It was late Friday afternoon when we arrived in Valle Simpson ( about 20kms south of Coyhaique) and at first we thought we were in the wrong place as there were … Continue reading »

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CAVES and HANDS in Chile at Cuevas de Marmol

Cuevas de Marmol A lovely place to stop, well one of the many lovely places to stop along The Carretera Austral is Puerto Tranquilo, and from here you can take a lovely boat trip to the Cuevas de Marmol which are a set of marble caves on the lake shore south of the village , of which … Continue reading »

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Random photos from a bit of camping in Chile

Just a short post as we’ve heading back into some National Parks for a while to do a bit of camping in Chile, and probably will not have wi-fi access for a couple of weeks. Things are going well, we got the Oil changed in the truck, bought our own hair cutting trimmer so Merv’s … Continue reading »

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