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Cochrane

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  • Day18

    Blue, so blue

    November 24, 2019 in Chile ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Having had enough of our milk-oat flakes-fruit-breakfast (not Susanne), and being lazy and being made enthusiastic by a review about the nice breakfast by the owner of our hostel, we arranged for breakfast to be made for us this morning. The homemade jams and cake (or how they are called here: kuchen) were nice but also not super special. We were the only guests at the hostel and the cat was making sure our ears were clean.

    At 10 we picked up our bikes and went on a short 4km trip to Reserve Nacional Tamango. Here we started our hike of the day to Los Carpinteros, a viewpoint over the river and lake Cochrane. It started off being a perfect mirror and along the trail turned into absolutely incredibly blue and clear water. The trail was relatively easy, through nice vegetation, only being disturbed by a few horseflies that liked to chase us. The weather was great and we enjoyed our brought lunch at the very nice viewpoint before heading back. As always we took our time. The 4 hours hike took us almost 6, we simply had to admire the views and the water. Luckily people are relaxed here and returning the bikes we rented for 6 hours after 7,5 was not a problem at all.

    Having had enough of our meat-rich dinners, we bought as many vegetables we think we could eat and ate them all. We had to hit the beds on time as our bus to Villa O'Higgins was leaving at 8am on the following day.
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  • Day111

    Sunset at La Confluencia

    January 18, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    We waited till the sunset at La Confluencia before starting back. It was almost 9 pm when we started our return journey. There were stunning views of the colored skies after the sunset. We stopped at a few places to take pictures.

  • Day111

    Off to La Confluencia

    January 18, 2018 in Chile ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Back in Rio Tranquilo, we still had about 2.5 hours of sunlight left so we decided to drive South upto La Confluencia to see the confluence of the river Baker and river Nef. The confluence is about 80 kms from Puerto Rio Tranquilo so we knew we would make it before sunset.
    The route is quite scenic. We passed the Mirador for the Los Leones vista. Its a beautiful view of the snow covered mountain peaks. After that, we continued on the Carretera Austral till just before Aldana where we turned off the Carretera Austral to the right towards Lago Negro. Here, there is a stunning viewpoint of the Lago Negro and the blue colored Lago General Carrera behind.
    We reached the confluence at about 8:30 pm just as the sun was setting.
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  • Day10

    Retour vers le futur

    December 23, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Nous rebroussons donc chemin après avoir atteint la fin de la route à Villa O'Higgins. Comme il fait beau aujourd'hui, la route est encore plus belle et on a pu tracer jusque Cochrane, où nous obliquerons vers l'Argentine demain. Sur la route, on a pu admirer des condors en vol. Nous avons testé le supermercado de Cochrane d'où on peut sortir avec un moteur de bateau et du beurre. Petites courses de Noël... un poulet entier... on ne sait pas encore comment on va le cuire mais on verra en Argentine (ou au Chili si on change de plan). Nous avons trouvé le poste idéal pour camper, je vous laisse juger par les photos ! Il fait soleil, un petit vent de montagne et nous pouvons enfin manger dehors (et ne pas cuisiner sous la pluie, comme les dernières nuits).Read more

  • Day11

    Parque Patagonia

    December 24, 2017 in Chile ⋅ 🌙 3 °C

    Le matin à Cochrane, on cherche un garagiste ouvert le dimanche 24 décembre pour réparer notre pneu, et on l'a trouvé ! Rien de grave, petite réparation à 2€50 et on est reparti ! Nous quittons donc la Carretera Austral vers le Paseo Roballos. Petite halte au Parque Patagonia, où on admire plein de guanacos (des sortes de lamas en un peu plus classe) et faisons le plein de soleil de montagne !
    Petite aventure de la journée : 10 minutes de phares oubliés... batterie plate ! Heureusement, des californiens en gros 4x4 nous ont sauvé la mise !
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