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The cruise, but it was just a ferry across Lake O'Higgins. You get what you pay for.

Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | Views [1215]

They loaded more and more bicycles on that ferry - there were two ferries and this was the cheaper version. That boat will make it, but I actually had to convince myself...it looked old, very old and creaky/cranky. Our cheerful captain kept disappearing ... Read more >

O'Higgins!!!!!!! (February 7th)

Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | Views [1093]

We set out in a leisurely manner - O'Higgins (saying it out loud in a british sort of way is kind of fun....try it!). The sun was out and what looked like a drowning world only yesterday was looking new and hopeful this morning on February 7th. We reached ... Read more >

The other side of the fjord...

Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | Views [801]

February 6th ...... pedaling loaded with yummy, yummy bread- there were two somewhat rough, steep climbs and then smooth sailing....until O'Higgins we were told. What is a steep climb, anyways? Anything different from what I haven't done already? I hardly ... Read more >

The ferry from heaven! Puerto Yungay

Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | Views [1078]

February 5th Can't really call any riding on the C. Austral smooth, BUT: We reached the ferry dock in the evening and had missed the last one at 6pm by 45 minutes (we weren't really trying..).  We had ridden part way with another french couple on ... Read more >

Cochrane and Caleta Tortel: (February 4th)

Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | Views [2065]

Looking forward to rest in Cochrane, but the only camp ground was the back yard of a stingy woman. The clouds had caught up, the river Baker lost its color and all became grey around us while the pouring rain chased us into the metal shelter of a kitchen ... Read more >

We splurged on a hotel again:

Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | Views [838]

January 30th 2014 A big wood stove in the middle of the dining room - bedrooms upstairs with an overheated bathroom. Hot soup with chunks of meat and three smiling women serving us tea after serving us lunch. Quiet, clean and plenty to eat - feeling ... Read more >

My iPad somehow saved this update from the 29th of January: Feeling worked, abused and worn out.

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | Views [1010]

A day of rain is enough and I feel like quitting again....constant up and down. Like a manic/depressive person - bipolar. The road has a washboard pattern since we hit the dirt again, the wind has changed to headwinds for a while and the hills got steep.... Read more >

More from the Carretera Austral:

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | Views [819]

Continuing on the C. Austral. Coyhaique ( Monday 17th of January and the last week of the month) We left our expensive, but comfy, clean, lovely shelter in good weather and hope for a few days rest from the moody weather god and we were granted a ... Read more >

In a warm dry place somewhere between Puyuhuapi and Coyhaique - Villa Amengual

Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | Views [2645]

Watching the gosh darn rain - snow on the near by mountains -from the inside next to a hot wood stove with a cup of tea, a table, great food, a warm dry place to sleep and a couple of frenchies....(meaning two french couples we have been riding with ... Read more >

Take me on a ferry ride.

Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | Views [845]

Yesterday's "down" is making room for a better feeling triggered by the astonishing views surrounding us today on the ferry ride from Hornopiren to Caleta Gonzalo sitting in the summer sun of southern Chile gently rocking, feeling safe and content. ... Read more >

First impression of the Carretera Austral:

Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | Views [1857]

Rested and in a good mood we left Puerto Montt   in anticipation and expectation...of course- it's supposed to be one of the most beautiful roads in the world and I heard that from several sources. Notice the "supposed to be"? ... Read more >

Puerto Montt from the 10th to the 13th of January 2014

Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | Views [904]

Puerto Montt, Puerto Montt, Puerto Montt I have stared at this name many times on the map and thought: gosh, almost done when we get there......Now we are here - not almost done and yes almost done. We still got a ways to go, but the smell of the ... Read more >

We had another "date" with a family in Linares, only 51km to go..

Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | Views [1703]

..... Pati's sister Gloria and her lovely big family was waiting for us to take us in- that fine first day of the year. They picked us up at the Plaza and escorted us to their house where we had dinner with the couple and their five daughters (between ... Read more >

Naked in the Catholic Church men's bathroom in Pelequen, Chile

Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | Views [4134]

and then off to Talca for New Years. On our way from Santiago to Talca - 300km in two days! The road is flat and boring, but it beats Ruta 40 (down the Argentine side) from what we have heard.  We got to spend the night on route in between ... Read more >

Photos: Back to Chile.

Saturday, 28 Dec 2013 | Photo Gallery

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San Pedro de Atacama! An Oasis in the driest desert on earth. (Sunday the third - leaving Wednesday

Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | Views [842]

San Pedro de Atacama! An Oasis in the driest desert on earth. (Sunday the third - leaving Wednesday the 6th) Never expected to find such a wonderful place in the middle of the real nowhere! Yes, it is a touristy town, yes, it is horrendously ... Read more >

So happy to see the border "town" of Avaora (Bolivia) and Ollagüe (Chile)

Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | Views [3127] | Comments [3]

.... in the distance. I had no high expectations in terms of finding food - but maybe water, I was hoping..... Interesting how the level of expertise can sink so low and to the basics. Well, there was actually a train station and a little store and ... Read more >

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Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery

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