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Torres Del Paine National Park, Day Four

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | Views [360]

After another very pleasant night in the tent we ate our breakfast and set off on our last morning of walking up to the grey lake and grey glacier lookout and back - this glacier forms part of the Southern Patagonian ice field. We walked about 12km. ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, lakes, mountains, wildlife

Torres del Paine National Park, Day Three

Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | Views [285]

An earlier start this morning.  Again an early morning visit to the lake to see the sunrise over the mountains.  We walked in the shadow of the Pina Grande. and up in to the French Valley.  We saw cera cera falcons and a flock of parakeets.... Read more >

Tags: galcier, hiking, lakes, mountains

Torres del Paine National Park, Day Two

Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | Views [325]

Today we had a leisurely start which was good as we had time to explore the area where the campsite was and indulge in the photography. Breakfast was sumptuous! We were still up early though as we wanted to see the sunrise over the towers, and would ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, lake, mountains

Torres Del Paine National Park, Day One

Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | Views [388]

We had an early start to get to the national park. It was about a two hour bus ride from Puerto Natales via cerro castillo where the border with Argentina is. We saw lots of wildlife on the journey: Rhea Condors Guanecos Black-crested buzzard ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, mountains, nightsky, river, scenery, wildlife

Puerto Natales

Saturday, 21 Mar 2015 | Views [394]

After a three hour bus ride we arrived at Puerto Natales.  This is where we are to prepare for our four day hike in the Torres del Paine National Park.  When we arrived we checked in to the Capitan Eberhard hotel and then went for a walk around ... Read more >

Tags: on the road, sunset, town

Punta Arenas

Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | Views [295]

A 10.30am sky airline flight had us arriving in Punta Arenas by lunchtime.  There was a definite difference in temperature here - windy, cold (around 7 degrees probably) and raining, so the layers and waterproof came out. We checked in to hostal ... Read more >

Tags: city

Puerto Varas

Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | Views [440]

The weather is not so good today, but we found a tourist information and arranged a private minibus to take six of us to the Parque National Vicente Perez Rosales.  This involved a river, waterfalls and a lake.  We then drove up the volcano ... Read more >

Tags: lake, rivers, volcano, walking, waterfalls



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