Las Quemas

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  • Day13

    Day 10 - Cruising the Chile Coast

    January 8 in Chile ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    Today was a day at sea as the Eclipse sailed from San Antonio to Puerto Montt. We explored the ship and attended some of the events on board.

    Breakfast was a huge buffet with just about anything imaginable. Food on board is free and plentiful. The joke is that you come on as a passenger but leave as cargo.

    We sat in on an art history lecture covering 30,000 years of art in 30 minutes. That was interesting and Gail stayed in the art gallery (yes, on board art gallery!) to listen to the art auction. We ate too much at the lunch buffet and walked the decks to explore the ship. We were out in open waters several miles offshore and the sea was a bit rough. The ship rocks, sometimes from side to side, other times aft to stern. The rock is noticeable but not too bad - more pronounced on the upper decks.

    If you haven't been on a cruise, you can think of the boat as an upscale hotel for 3,000. The upper decks (of the 15) are for activities. There are several pools and half a dozen hot tubs, a complete spa and fitness center, and a putting green. Mingled with the state rooms on the middle decks are a library, card room, internet lounge, and photo gallery and studio. There is a full casino with slots, black jack, and hold 'em tables. There are a range of (very upscale) shops selling jewelry, perfume, watches, handbags, clothing, and much else. There are several liquor and wine shops. (There are many, seemingly hardcore drinkers on board and the cruise sells four drink purchase plans, since the drinks are not free, even such mundane beverages as seltzer water and soft drinks - water tea and coffee are free). The ship has two theaters - a large (500+-seat) stage theater for performances and a smaller movie theater. There is also a medical center. During the day and into the night there is live and DJ'd music at different locations by different types of bands and solo performers - from R&R to classical. Each evening, they put on a major show on the big stage. Tonight it is a multi-instrumentalist. Getting around the shop (up and down) is by means of six, central elevators plus four more up front. There are also two wide stairs.

    I have an enormous appreciation of the complex logistics of putting together a cruise - getting all the passengers on and off; procuring, preparing and serving food to the captive audience and doing all this day-after-day at 10 different foreign ports. It's quite an operation which, for the most part, runs smoothly.

    The weather got worse as afternoon turned to evening with rain squalls, wind and choppy seas. This made the swaying more pronounced, even when sitting down, but it still wasn't bad. We attended the performance, a Chilean rocker who led the house band in many well-known hits and really charged up the house. We know from a past cruise that they always have top talent for these shows. With an early morning port call tomorrow in Puerto Montt, we skipped the big, late dinner and settled for a light soup from the buffet.
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  • Day5

    Le cirque, sur Ia route de Puerto montt

    March 10, 2017 in Chile ⋅ 🌬 15 °C

    Hier, il y a eu une activitée cirque pour les familles, organisée par des personnes du Splash Académie, le club des enfants. Il y avait des diabolos, des bâtons du diable, des tissus et des balles pour jongler.



  • Day88

    Chiquihue beach

    December 26, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We took the car at around 4 pm. They had a buffer time of +3 hours so we would have to return it before 7 pm on the 2nd Jan. The plan was to drive to Puerto Varas but we had given our clothes for washing and we had to collect them at 6 pm. So, we had 2 hours before we could start further so we decided to drive South along the coast for a while amd try and go to the island opposite the port.
    We could not find the place to take the ferry across and it was raining as well, so we decided to drive further for 30-40 minutes.
    The stop was at Chiquihue beach. It was a stone beach indicating it to be relatively new. We parked the car next to the beach and went for a walk.
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  • Day53

    Day 53: Deadend and blackberries.

    February 29, 2016 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Only 60 km to Puerto Montt. That was the idea atleast. After 10 km on a small dirt road we were suprised to see that the road was blocked bij a fence. We climbed over the fence to look of there was a way to get around. But the owner told us, in really fast spannish, that there would be a road to the right that would get us to Puerto Montt. Again we found a fence that blocked the road. This time we were told that we had to circel back to the main road. So 25 extra kilometers. But a quick stop to pick a lot of blackberries made up for it. After a long day in the saddle we made it to Puerto Montt. We found a campsite for the first night. But tomorrow we hope to find a cheap hostel.Read more

  • Day87

    To the ferry harbor

    December 25, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    We walked all the way along the promenade, past the bus terminal, to the ferry harbor. Near the bus terminal, there were old steam engines displayed in the open area around. From the ferry terminal, we walked towards the viewpoints on the hill overlooking the coast. The views were amazing and we could only imagine how much better they would have been if it were sunny.Read more

  • Day55

    Puerto Montt

    January 16 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    First settlement of German immigrants in the 1850s. The first two pics look over the city to the Pacific. Then the gid local market, the names n square and a statue commemorating the meetings of the first German immigrants with the indigenous people.

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