Punta Mutrico

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  • Day93

    Cabaña Isla Magica

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    The last day of the year!!
    We woke up at around 8:30 am and were ready by about 10:15 am. We left the car with our bags at the cabaña parking only and walked down towards the harbor to find a place to eat. All the restaurants around were closed. In the meantime, Melinda and Maria bought fruits and some other food stuff from a shop that was open. Eventually, after asking the locals, we found a small restaurant open. It was serving breakfast of eggs and bread (Paila Huevos). We ate there and then headed for the Ancud bay to see the Fuerte San Antonio fort.Read more

  • Day93

    Lovely wooden houses Ancud

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    We walked along the shore towards the fort. There were lovely wooden houses along the Lord Cochrane road. The fort is at the North end of the road to the left. There is a small archway marking the entry to the fort. There were vendors selling trinkets and souvenirs there.

  • Day93

    Fuerte San Antonio fortress

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    The entry to the fort is free. It was very well maintained considering that they don't charge anything. Its a small fort overlooking the Ancud beach. It was built by the Spanish in 1770. During the wars of independence, Fuerte San Antonio was Spain's last Chilean outpost.

  • Day93

    Beach near Fuerte San Antonio fort

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Just next to the fortress along the Northern side, there is a secluded beach. We walked down from the fort, but it was quite dirty and smelly due to the seaweeds and other organic waste from the sea. There was no other way out from the beach so we had to climb back up to the fort amd then we continued our exploration of the town further.Read more

  • Day93

    Mirador Arena Gruesa

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    From the fort, we walked to the Mirador Arena Gruesa. This is a viewpoint overlooking the Gruesa beach. There is an amphitheater like arena next to the beach where concerts seem to be held. Opposite the viewpoint, there is a small hill where it was possible to climb and have a view of the beach from the other end. All the while, we had our eyes peeled to the ocean as well since one can spot dolphins, sea lions and sometimes whales from the land only. Unfortunately, we didn't have any such luck.Read more

  • Day71


    January 5 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    After heading north for new year's eve, we flew back south to explore the island of Chiloé. This island is known for being quite culturally different from the rest of Chile and also a windswept, shrouded in fog kind of place. However, bright blue skies greeted us when we arrived in Ancud, our base town.

    This was our first chance to see penguins, so we joined a tour that took us to a few of the penguin inhabited islands. My favourite moment was seeing one gracefully fly out of the water onto the rocks, only to then bumble their way over some seaweed, falling backwards a few times, to join the others further up the cliff.

    The southern tip of the island was where our ferry departed, so we spent the next day travelling south and stopping off at a few places. Chiloe is also known for its wooden churches and houses built of stilts, hanging out over the water. The churches especially are fascinating and you can tell they have been built by seafaring people, who are more familiar with building ships.

    In the capital of the island, Castro, I lost my next item of clothing; my watch. I had a bad habit of taking it off to put sun cream on and had already nearly lost it in Sao Paulo. However, this time it was gone before I realised I'd left it behind. It was a Casio I'd bought from Argos, so you can just imagine how expensive a loss that was.

    Our ferry wasn't leaving until 11pm and as we had plenty of time, we spent a few hours in a restaurant on the seafront looking out over increasingly moody skies, with both excitement and trepidation as we were about to truly venture off the gringo trail.
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  • Day127

    Ancud (Chiloé)

    February 26, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Mit Bus und Fähre geht es auf die Isla Grande de Chiloé, die fünftgrößte Insel des Kontinents. Auf der ca. 45-minütigen Fähre gibt es neben besonderen Vögeln (was genau an denen so besonders ist und wie sie heißen konnte mir mein chilenischer Sitznachbar allerdings auch nicht so genau sagen) auch Seehunde im Wasser zu beobachten.

    Angekommen in Ancud, stelle ich schnell mein Gepäck im Hostel ab und mache einen Ausflug zur Pazifikküste, wo es auf drei kleinen Inseln, um die wir eine Bootstour machen, Magellan- und Humboldtpinguine zu sehen gibt. Danach schaue ich mich noch ein wenig in dem süßen Ort Ancud um, dessen Häuser mir wie ein Mix zwischen deutschen Landhäusern und südamerikanischen Wellblechhütten vorkommen. Anschließend gehe ich mit zwei Mädchen, die ich im Bus nach Ancud kennengelernt habe, essen.

    Herausforderungen: Mich von Horrorgeschichten über Gewaltverbrechen an herumreisenden Frauen in Südamerika nicht zu sehr verunsichern und herunterziehen lassen.
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  • Day28


    January 31, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Today we have been walking around in Ancud. It is a small town. We had lunch in a restaurant that prepaired curranto. It’s a traditional dish from Chilóe. They put stones on a fire, then put seafood, potatos, meat and chicken on the rocks. The food gets covered by some huge leafs (that I don’t remember the name of) and then dirt. It was very tasty, and some of it reminded me of traditional norwegian food (komler og røykekjøtt).

    Good day spent in Ancud, I like this place! In the afternoon we took the bus to Castro. We will be staying two nights in a palafito there.
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  • Day32

    Back in Ancud

    February 4, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Some change in plans happened in Chilóe. Before we went to Castro my camera fell into the ground and the lense broke. I have ordered a new lense that will arrive in Ancud. We went back to stay in the same awesome hostel. I will probably have to stay here until wednesday.

    There was a party in the hostel yesterday and a lot of us went out dancing. Note to self: stay away from the drinks here. They contain so much more alcohol then back home :p Well, we had a super fun night! Today, not so much 😂Read more

  • Day33

    13 Lunas

    February 5, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Had a lovely and relaxing day today, mostly hanging in the garden of the hostel. Went on a little walk to get some icecream, since the weather was amazing!

    I love this hostel. It makes you feel like home, and is a good place to recharge your batteries and do some relaxing.

    Hopefully my camera lens will arrive tomorrow, so I can start my way down Carretera Austral. I am ready to do some hiking and see some more of Chiles wonderful nature.Read more

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