Though we had constant rain, we managed to get a good night sleep at camp and had stunning views of the hanging glacier. The clouds parted long enough for us to get some shots at the mirador.
The small town provided a chance for a light resupply and enough cell service to make a couple of calls. It’s a quiet fishing village, and we found excellent seafood dinner at El Muelle, “the dock”.
We grew accustomed to our rustic cabin on the banks of the Futaleufu River. Though we were remote and the cabin lacked some necessities, the green river and dramatic landscape redeemed the other conditions. We made a few visits to the sleepy town, but we found the most enjoyment swimming in the river.
Since we were abroad this Christmas, some of our family members Venmo’d us money to spend on excursions and experiences in Chile. We used a gift from granddad to take the family on one of the top rated zip line experiences in Chile, Canopy Chile outside Puerto Varas. At one point, the zip line travels […]
We ventured a bit off the beaten path to Palena, Chile, a sleepy town south of Futaleufu and near the border with Argentina. We drove the fifty KMs to the town for fuel and few grocery items. We were running low, and they have a small COPEC gas station there. Since we’re so remote, it […]
We drove about an hour from our AirBnB outside of Futaleufu towards Chaiten for a pleasant hike to see a glacier in Corcovado national park.
We shared all the stories and photos from our Antarctica expedition. Finally got around the getting videos off the GoPro. Here they are. Arrival in Antarctica Whale Watching at Harry Island Continental Landing at Paradise Bay Continental Landing at Orne Harbor Tours by Jane (Edited by Jane) Ice at Foyn Harbor Departing Puerto Williams after […]
We settled into our AirBnB outside Futaleufu. It’s actually well outside Futaleufu, about 45 kms. It’s remote. The water is pumped from the Futaleufu River, the electricity is strained, and hot water is inconsistent. While the house lacks certain comforts and consistencies, the redeeming quality is its location in the valley and on the river. […]
Heading south on the Carretera Austral from Hornopiren requires a 4.5 hour ferry ride (actually made up of two ferries with a stretch of gravel road between them). We booked our passage on the ferry months in advance, as we were concerned the high traffic season would impede our ability to secure fare at a […]
After 16 days in Puerto Varas in the Lakes district, we loaded up the 4Runner with all of our gear and luggage and started on the southern journey on Ruta 7, the Carretera Austral. Our first leg of the trip was down to Hornopiren. It took about four hours and included a 30 minute ferry […]