Chile
Puerto Cárdenas

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    • Day338

      Carretera Austral

      December 13, 2019 in Chile ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

      La Carretera Austral est une route emblématique du Chili. Longue de 1240km elle relie Puerto Montt à Villa O'Higgins à travers la Patagonie.

      On a prévu de faire une bonne partie du chemin vers le sud sur cette route. Ce n'était pas prévu au début on pensait passer par la route 40 en Argentine mais toutes les personnes qu'on a croisées qui l'avaient faite nous l'ont recommandée. Et puis de toute façon on a toujours pas les papiers du véhicule pour sortir du Chili. 🤷‍♂️

      En tout cas rien que sur les premiers kilomètres on s'extasie déjà devant les différents paysages devant lesquels on passe. 🤩
      On a hâte de voir la suite !
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    • Day101

      Off from Chaitén finally

      January 8, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      We came back to the village and had our lunch. After that I stayed back to sleep for a while on the grass along the promenade while Hristo, Maria and Melinda went to the sea shore to see the beach.
      At 4:40 pm, I started walking towards Chaitur to catch the 5 pm bus. I couldn't see Hristo or Maria anywhere near the shore. Melinda reached back around 4:50 pm and told that she had seen Hristo and Maria going to sleep on the beach. We both walkers to Chaitur and were told by Nicklas to wait for a while and that there were other locals that need to be given priority. We didn't listen to him and just took our bags and dumped them into the bus. We were putting Hristo and Maria's bags in when they reached exactly at 5 pm. They had put an alarm for 4:40 pm bit had miscalculated the time it would take to reach back. We just went into the bus and sat there. It was almost full with only 7-8 places left. Nicklas, not wanting to face us, sent the bus driver to talk to us to get us off the bus. Maria was so pissed with this whole thing that she told the driver that we were not getting off the bus for anything and he could go and call the carabineros if he wanted. The poor guy was shocked and said it was fine, we could sit and he'll see what could be done.
      Eventually, the bus left at around 5:20 pm, with all of us on board 😁
      We reached Puerto Cárdenas at around 6:15 pm. From here, the Chilean navy had arranged for boats to go across the Lake Yelcho where a connecting bus would take us to Futaleufu.
      The boats were very small and by the time our turn came, they were all full. The 4 of us and some other passengers waited there for the boats to come back. The day was very beautiful and sunny and we could see the glaciers and the mountains till far away. The views were amazing.
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    • Day101

      Puerto Cárdenas

      January 8, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      While we were waiting for the boats to come back, the chief of the rescue unit told us that they were trying to arrange for a fisherman to drop us on the other side but that the boat was much slower than the navy boats so the bus may not be there by the time we reach. He asked if any of the remaining passengers had any means of transport to Futaleufu. One of the local Chileans had a pickup but the rest of us would have to figure out something. The Chilean with the pickup knew a little bit of English and told us not to worry and that he could arrange for at least 2 of us to be dropped off about 4 kms from the port on the other side, where they had a few cabañas while 2 of us could walk. At least we would have a place to stay for the night and the ones walking wouldn't have to carry our big bags.Read more

    • Day101

      Reaching Futaleufú

      January 8, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      We were the 1st ones waiting when the fishermen's boat was arranged. We sat in the boat with our luggage and then we were off. The views were very beautiful on the way, but the main thing was we were off and not stuck at the place.
      On the way, we saw the navy boat go back to the port and within 20-30 min, they crossed us. That boat was really much faster than ours.
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    Puerto Cárdenas, Puerto Cardenas

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