15th October 2015 by emmadurnford

15th October 2015

Continuing our trip down towards the Antarctic today (we’re not actually going there but will eventually be the closest we have been).

We left the haven of our little hotel in the city to catch yet another plane down to Puerto Montt which is in the so called ‘Lake District’ area of Patagonia in Chile. Another rather delayed pick-up and I struggled not to look at my watch as we got stuck in roadworks on the outskirts of Santiago but then our driver turned into the ‘Stig’ on the motorway and whisked us to the airport in time for our flight.

Two hours South and we arrive at Puerto Mont and then transferred to Puerto Varas which is on the edge of Lake Llanquihue. The view from the hotel is spectacular over two snow-capped volcanoes one of which erupted a few months ago on the 22 of April. The photos look amazing and as everybody seemed to be safe then, a little bit of me (well quite a big bit) is seriously hoping for some more volcanic action.

Unfortunately as most of the day was spent traveling and then changing from the first disappointing hotel room to our much nicer one, I did not actually take any photographs. At least I thought I had not until I realised I had taken some snaps on my phone. The choice was Gulliver bear admiring the view in the hotel... shots of where we have taken our laundry so I so not lose it this time and finally a pic of Colin eating an enormous and very delicious steak... mine was pretty impressive as well (apologies to the vegetarians and vegans out there!).
No photo bombing here. Looks like one content Colin.
October 17th, 2015  
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