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... 5 On to Tongoy (457km)
A long, long straight, and road works for 180kms from Vallenar to La Serena, with 80km speed restrictions and multiple one-way sections. Some one was looking after us as we met most of these at a go time. Two great zig- zag downhill’s brought us down off the alto Plano to the coastal area around La Serena and Coquimbo, where there was lots of traffic! Our lodging at Hotel Panoramica, Tongoy was a ...
... iron ore,copper, gold ans semi-precious stones. The landscape looked like a desert with oases of trees and small settlements.
Saturday March 22nd
Sunday March 23rd
At sea. Eric's cough is getting worse and by noon he is running a temp. We went off to see the doctor and he put Eric on antibiotics, cough medicine and tylenol for the fever as well as put him in isolation. Now he cannot go to machu Picchu with me tomorrow.
... clear that we were going to an observatory regardless of any excuses, even if it was bloody cloudy we wanted to see the telescope. So in a frosty silence the guide frantically called up anyone he could to try and secure us a trip. Success was achieved and we headed off on another long drive to the Observatorio Mamalluca.
We wound our way up the twisting road above Vicuņa and almost at the top there was an odd sound from the bus ...
... and grapes that the young Russians gave us plus some other things too maybe. It was about 1:30 pm when we were finishing up.
Before I get to the NP, the road itself was an adventure. It was dirt with some heavily corrugated sections that jarred the teeth and probably the car's interiors. It was curvy and hilly and I had to shift into second gear and drive in that for quite awhile. We went down one hill that Astrid insisted that I do ...
... a tsunami after the massive earthquake in Japan in 2011. There was a 6.8 earthquake here last Thursday but no visible damage.
We ventured about 50 kilometers up the fertile Elqui valley and then up a side valley to the village of Pisco. On the way back, we stopped in Vicuna, birthplace of Gabriela Mistral, a Chilea poet honored with the Nobel prize for literature.