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Río Negro

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8 travelers at this place:

  • Day96

    Cabañas Nido del Aguila

    January 3, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    After searching for about 40 min and looking at 15 different places, they chose a place some 50 mts from the harbor (Nido del Aguila) at 35000 CLP for 4 people. It was a nice cabaña for 4 people with a fireplace in the living room. We lit up the fire and then walked 2 kms to the town. It was still raining when we left the cabaña.Read more

  • Day96

    Hornopiren village

    January 3, 2018 in Chile ⋅ 🌬 30 °C

    It was raining when we left our place and ot continued to drizzle as we walked around the village. The whole town was 2-3 streets around the main square. The main square was very lovely though. There were wooden lamp posts and a board with the town name.

  • Day96

    Cabañas Oelckerls

    January 3, 2018 in Chile ⋅ 🌬 30 °C

    From the the harbor, we walked to the cabañas Oelckerls. This, we had been informed was the only bar in the village and might still be open for food. They had very lovely wooden cabins for 4 people and were actually cheaper (at 30000 CLP for 4 persons cabin) than the one we were staying at. But it was 2 kms away from the harbor. It had a nice bar, restaurant and disco along with the cabañas. The rest of the gang decided to stay for dinner while I had had enough stuff at the cafe so I left back for the cabin, had a nice warm shower and slept by the time the rest came back.Read more

  • Day97

    Stuck at Hornopiren

    January 4, 2018 in Chile ⋅ 🌬 30 °C

    We woke up and got ready by 9 am. Thr girls and I went to the restaurant opposite our cabin and ordered break while Hristo went to the ferry office to buy the tickets to the 10 am ferry.
    He joined us after a while and told that there was a que for the tickets when he reached but then there was an announcement that the 10 am ferry was postponed due to bad weather and that a fresh announcement would be made at 12 pm.
    After breakfast, we came back to the cabin and slept for a while more. Melinda and I woke up at 11:30 am went to check at the ferry office. There, we were told that both the ferries had been canceled due to bad weather and heavy storm at Caleta Gonzalo. There was a que for buying the tickets for the next day so we stood in the que. There was a que of cars and trucks standing to get on the ferry. All these people would be stuck at Hornopiren since there was no alternate route to travel South from here. I messaged Hristo to extend our stay at the room since we had seen a lot of people walk past towards the town but he was still sleeping it seems since he didn't receive the messages.
    In the meantime I continued standing in the que. There was total chaos there. No one knew what was going on inside the office bit since I was around 15 places behind, I didn't leave my place. After almost 2.5 hrs when I reached the front of the que, I was informed that they were 1st giving tickets to the people whole had the cancelled ferry at 10 am, then the ones who had it at 4 pm and then only after that, will they give the tickets to those who didn't have one. There was a separate que forming for the 'new tickets people'. I moved and stood there. My number was the 2nd bit we would have to wait till the whole main que was over and tickets altered for the ones who had their ferries today. The whole thing took another 2 hours. Around 4 pm, they announced that the ferry tickets for the 10 am ferry the next day were over and that people would have to buy tickets for the day after. On asking the details, we were told that only the vehicle tickets were over bit there still were some left for the passengers. Finally, around 4:30 pm, we reached the counters and were able to buy the tickets for the 10 am ferry the next day.
    Just when I reached the counter, there was a ferry coming in and we could see a heavy storm behind it. On inquiring, we were told that only people in the ferry were getting off. This ferry would not be going back.
    Just when we left the ferry office, the storm hit the town. We ran and took cover in the information booth cum cafe. The rain beat down like crazy. We couldn't see more tha 5 mts outside. I was quite tired after standing in the que for 5 hours so we sat and had empenadas, cakes and tea at the cafe. There was a short window when the rain reduced a bit so we left back for the cabañas. By the time we reached there, Hristo and Maria had left to have food.
    It rained the rest of the evening and we stayed indoors with the fire burning in the fireplace and keeping us warm and cozy. We watched some movies on the TV. We had a late dinner at the restaurant opposite the cabins and then slept off.
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  • Day98

    10 am ferry from Hornopiren

    January 5, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We woke up and had our breakfast at the restaurant opposite the cabin. We reached the harbor just before 10 am. The ferry was already there and the vehicles were getting onto it when we reached. We showed our tickets and were let in. It was a big ferry with a lot of places to sit. The rain had finally stopped by early morning so we went to the outer decks to enjoy the last views of Hornopiren before we left.Read more

  • Day3

    Début pluvieux sur la carretera austral

    December 16, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Sous la pluie, on a pris le ferry a Caleta Arena pour rejoindre Caleta Puelche. Sous la pluie, la route reste impressionnante... montagnes à gauche... golfe à droite... brouillard au milieu... forêts denses ailleurs. Sous la pluie, Seb a conduit sur un chemin de boue et de cailloux... la voiture tient le coup ! Sous la pluie, on a roulé jusque Hornopiren où on a réservé le ferry... Sous la grêle, on pensait avoir trouvé un petit coin tranquille en mode camping sauvage, jusqu'à ce que le fou-poivrot du village décide d'être notre ami. Sous la pluie, on s'est rabattu sur un camping agréable (et payant) avec des bébés cochons de toutes les couleurs. Pour le moment, on rencontre très peu de touristes, il y avait seulement un autre couple dans le camping. La pluie s'est arrêtée et on a pu admirer le paysage, faire notre popote et passer une nuit... un peu sous la pluie mais pas trop.Read more

  • Day25

    Ein Regentag in Hornopirén

    October 28, 2018 in Chile ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Nach einigen Stunden Fahrt durch strömenden regen erreichen wir einmal mehr eine „Metropole, was bergsteigen und andere Outdooraktivitäten betrifft“. Im Reiseführer schreiben sie, es sei ein Wunder, dass dieses Örtchen noch nicht zum Touristen-Mekka mutiert ist, da die Möglichkeiten hier endlos seien! Tja, endlos ist für uns vor allem der Regen, endlich die Möglichkeiten im Dorf. Alles scheint wieder mal wie ausgestorben (zugegeben, es ist Sonntag Nachmittag, was dem Treiben auch nicht gerade weiterhilft), die Suche nach einem Café treibt uns schließlich bis zum Fährhafen, dem äußersten Punkt des Ortes. Hier ist ein sehr nettes kleines Café, leckere Torten und vorzüglicher echter Bohnenkaffee erwarten uns, und zwei Reisende mit denen wir aufgrund ähnlicher Interessen schnell ins Gespräch kommen. Tom aus Großbritannien und Harry aus Australien haben sich vor fast 5 Monaten in Kolumbien beim Klettern kennengelernt, dort beschlossen, sie kaufen sich Seil und Expressen und reisen seitdem zusammen, stets auf der Suche nach den besten Crags zum kraxeln.
    Nach Austausch einiger Reiseerlebnisse beschließen wir, wie sie in der Unterkunft der Café-Besitzerin zu campen (trotz Regen) - zu verlockend ist das Angebot eines Whirlpools dort! Gesagt getan, schnell sind wir dort und haben unsere Zelte aufgestellt, wir freuen uns über überdachte Zeltplätze ob des anhaltenden Regens, und der Anblick der mit Feuerholz aufzuheizenden Riesenbadewannen lässt uns gleich wärmer ums Herz werden! Wir finden sogar noch ein offenes Restaurant dort, um den hier hoch gelobten Fisch zu probieren - und nach Speis und Trank sitzen wir etwas später zu viert in der Wanne: mit Wein, Chips, Schokolade und viel Gelächter! Der Regen kann unsere Stimmung nicht trüben, und nach einigen Stunden des Einweichens im immer wärmer und wärmer werdenden Wasser sind wir schließlich erstens supersauber und zweitens so richtig gut gewärmt! Das erste Mal krieche ich mit warmen Füßen in meinen Schlafsack - das wird mir noch lang in Erinnerung bleiben!

    Am nächsten Tag gleich früh morgens klingelt der Wecker: wir wollen weiter auf die Fähre - noch heute wollen wir bis nach Chaitén, von wo wir morgen (wieder mit Fähre) nach Chiloé übersetzen wollen.
    Tom, der sein Zelt im freien Gras ohne Überdachung aufgestellt hat, kriecht mit müden Augen und pochendem Schädel aus seinem triefenden Unterschlupf, in dem sich über Nacht eine richtige Pfütze gesammelt hat. Das letzte Glas Wein war wohl nicht mehr gut... und die Stimmung ist dem (immer noch Regen-) Wetter entsprechend, aber nach und nach, mit Frühstück und Unterbringen aller Dinge in unserem flotten Flitzer, erhellen sich unsere Gemüter und wir starten zu viert weiter Richtung Süden. Die beiden sind per Anhalter unterwegs und freuen sich über die gefundene Mitfahrgelegenheit für die nächsten Tage!
    Und wir uns über die Tipps, die die zwei uns besonders für Ecuador geben können. Die Hoffnung, doch noch zum Klettern zu kommen, steigt wieder!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Río Negro, Rio Negro

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