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... The last 100 metres had been up steep loose scree. The crater is a little odd as it has a large steaming cone of volcanic material in its centre. Around this are several lakes and a lot of, what looks like, mud. All around one side of the volcano is the evidence of the damage done by the pyroclastic flow, the clouds of ash and the lahar. There are thousands of dead trees, most knocked over or raggedly broken from the blast. From the crater you can see the route the lahar took ...
... Varas. This town is supposed to be very German, though the only resemblance I noticed was apple strudel and dark German bread sold in a cafe/cake shop plus one building with lots of clocks, that was touristy rather than authentic. The town had a lovely view of volcano Osorno and Puntiagudo plus a beautiful and very large concert theatre built over the water, that I was told is fully booked over the summer concert season. Not sure where all the people come from...
... of content, well fed cattle and some sheep and goats. Some impressive bulls! Coyhaique must have been a good farming area as there were many paddocks of large, round, white bales. Between Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine there is a fertile valley raising big herds of beef cattle!
Wood fires are still a very important part of life, and there are some impressive stacks of drying firewood to be seen along the roadside . Our accommodation at Puerto Tranquillo ...
... port of call' was Puerto (port) Montt's Angelmo Market, a fun and vibrant place with handicrafts galore! It's also an important hub of the salmon industry. It was also here that we first saw the interesting architecture of the palafitos, buildings built on stilts with access to both water and land. (We would go on to see the famous Palafitos of Castro!)
... of wine still in hand, to get our bus. Very "happy" as the chileans say instead of tipsy, Alison showed me a page in her travel guide book how to cross the boarder to Argentina. It was a 12 hour bus and ferry trip with several stops on the way and was about 5 times as expensive as a normal 6 hour bus. Well, we've been very happy and kinda thought that we're only here once in our lifes, so we should take ...