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Punta Almando

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  • Day93

    Boat ride to the penguin islands

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    The boat ride costed us 7000 CLP per person and was for 30-40 minutes. We were loaded on to a rolling contraption where we could stand above the sea water level while one guy pushed it towards the rubber boat. We jumped into the boat and were off for the ride.

  • Day93

    More penguins and sea lion

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    On the 2nd island, we saw more penguins and many other birds. We also spotted a sea lion basking in the sun. The sea was much rougher here and after stopping for a few minutes our captain guided the boat to the 3rd island that forms the Puñihuil Natural Monument Park.

  • Day93

    Bear Rock

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    On the 3rd island, we didn't really see any penguins bit there were many other flying and sitting around it. We also saw a rock formation called the Bear Rock since it looks like a standing bear. The boat ride overall took about 30 min and after that, we were dropped off at the shore using the same moving platform.Read more

  • Day93

    Penguins!!

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    On the very 1st island on the tour, we saw penguins. There were about 10-15 of them on the rock. How I missed my camera with a good zoom that I had lost a few day ago. We could see and enjoy the view with our eyes but it was hard to capture good pictures using the camera on the phone. Besides the penguins, there were 2 species of cormorants and many other different sea birds.Read more

  • Day93

    Fun on the beach

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ☁️ -3 °C

    After we came back from the boat trip, I went to the office to pay for the ride. Marcus, the guy at the counter was very helpful when I enquired about what else we could do on Chiloé island. He was a treasure trove of local information and while we walked to the restaurant nearby to make the payment by card, he had given a full list of amazing things and places we could visit. On his recommendation, we had our lunch at the restaurant on the beach and tried some of the dishes he recommended. The food was awesome and the views of the beach from the balcony where we sat, were fabulous.
    Melinda was highly impressed with the guy so Maria tried to set her up with him 😄😄 After a few minutes of friendly banter, we started walking along the beach. At the starting end, there is a portal kind of lava rock formation. We walked around there for a while and then started walking towards the other end of the beach. There were many small streams crossing the beach. At one of the places, we stopped and drew our New Year wishes to the rest of the group. It was 5 pm in Chile and many in the gang in Europe were already heading out for the celebrations.
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  • Day93

    Seaweeds and algae

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ☁️ -3 °C

    We reached the other end of the beach. It was very rocky here. The formations were from the lava flows from before. We didn't see any penguins here but saw a few locals collecting seaweeds and algae. We stopped and enjoyed the view for a while before heading back to the beach. By this time, the beach was almost empty. All the kiosks selling the boat trips were also closed. Earlier, we had planned to go to Castro (the capital of the Chiloé island) about 75 kms away, but on Marcus' recommendation, we decided to go back to Ancud since they seem to have some organized fireworks in the stadium for the New Year celebration.Read more

  • Day30

    1. Nacht auf Chiloé

    May 2, 2017 in Chile ⋅ 🌫 10 °C

    Nachdem wir die Fähre nach Chiloé verlassen haben fahren wir bis an die Pazifikküste westlich von Ancud. Es bieten sich spektakuläre Ausblicke und die Insel zeigt sich (noch) von ihrer schönsten Seite. Begeistert von der Landschaft, vergessen wir, rechtzeitig einen Campingplatz zu suchen. Im Dunkeln machen wir uns auf den Weg zu einem Platz welcher vielversprechend klingt aber dann leider geschlossen hat. Dann campen wir halt die erste Nacht wild - dafür bei toller Aussicht auf den Pazifik.
    Kreischende Möven und streunende Hunde lassen das ganze noch etwas gespenstischer wirken - gute Nacht!
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