House sitting in Chile can be fun. But for us, it’s over. We were parked up for just over a month, and we’ve now got ichy feet. This is what we have been doing.
Tennis of course
Sarah made a quick trip to Ireland and France to see family, and to check out some Tennis. A hectic few days but worth it.
As it happens, It was Sarah’s birthday while she was in Paris at the French Open tennis. Imagine her delight when she saw a massive birthday cake being brought out onto court! However, it was not actually for her, but for Rafa Nadael, just as good I guess!!!
House sitting duties
While Sarah was having fun in Europe, I was busy exercising Lorraine’s 2 dogs. I’m not quite sure who was exercising who, but we got on just fine.
Luna and Fluffy are very individual dogs, they pretty much do what they want, and when they want, and can ignore you for hours if they want to. But when it comes to walkies time, they go crazy, and love to get out and about. Luckily they are happy enough for you to play about with a camera while walking. They like their walks in the early mornings, and late evenings to this suited me fine to look for the nice light that these hours bring.
While we were there, it was nice, We had a place to ourselves (and the dogs who were great company). We did a few DIY jobs for Lorraine while there, and got a lot of online work done as she has a great internet connection using the Entel USB stick. I’ve never seen one of those work so fast!
One of the things was to prepare and deliver a presentation on traveling by 4×4 truck in South America to the Hubb UK event in England.
We got a few jobs on our Unimog truck done while we were there, a major backup, and a copy of every image we took copied onto 2 hard drives and delivered home, new shelves in our wardrobe, new batteries installed, and a general service and sort out. There was still time to enjoy the views, all these are from within a kilometer of Lorraine’s house.
We did get surprised a few times to find fog and mist mixed in with the usual sunshine.
And for all those that were so kind on Facebook to tell me all about the rashers they were having, and how much I must be missing them, Thanks to Martyn and Kate I got a supply of rashers from Santiago. It may have taken a 3 hour bus ride each way to get them, but it was worth it!
Back on the road
And so, we’re on our way again. We are now traveling North in Argentina, and hope to be in Bolivia within a few weeks. Onwards and upwards!