Category Archives: Chile

Puyehue Volcano today

My Christmas Eve photos of Puyehue Volcano are less dramatic than today’s news photos. Puyehue is located south of Santiago, Chile. We took a bus ride from Bariloche, Argentina (today the airport is closed because of ash) to Puerto Montt; we passed … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Patagonia

After hiking up to the Mirador Torres del Paine and down to the “Jeep,” I was tired. I had driven 1.5 hours to the park and hiked about 7 hours. I had another 1.5 hours drive back to the Estancia. … Continue reading

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Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine is an icon, certainly for Chile, but more generally for Patagonia and southern South America. Guide books and tourist books prominently feature its photo. Granite peaks and towers soar from sea level to about 9,000 feet. Although … Continue reading

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map, Southern South America

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good days on Navimag

This is an old ship that ran aground and now serves as a navigational market (and house for seagulls). I really like this photo. We were very happy to see the sun come out again after the storm. It is … Continue reading

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Navimag in storm

We sailed from Puerto Montt, Monday, 25 December. As we moved from the Pulluche Channel on Tuesday evening we sailed into bad weather. By one report, winds were 120 kilometer or 80 miles per hour and the waves were five … Continue reading

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Christmas photos

Here is Dawn buying provisions for the long bus ride. Bariloche is full of chocolate shops, each of considerable size. Their chocolate is wonderful. This is a view from the bus window on the way to Puerto Montt. It is … Continue reading

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