Diego de Almagro Punta Arenas
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The race started in the dark at 5 am. It was cold. I could hear them cheering at the starting line from my hotel room. I was still warm in my bed! It was a long hard race for Reed, but he finished. He is very happy. He is also very sore!
Today was the second marathon in 5 days for Reed and Richard. Started in the dark at 5am. The winds can be brutal, but less early morning- so off they went. Richard breezed through another ultra-marathon, and Reed worked through a muscle injury to finish the race. Everyone was exhausted from the runs. Made the local paper again!
Arrived around noon and although it's cloudy, the temperature is perfect! Not too hot and not to cold. Reed learned that the Antarctic race is tomorrow. Starts at 3:30 am, so he's catching some zzzzz's. I'm excited too, because I was asked to come along and help with the race! Hadn't packed for that, so I'm hobbling together enough layers to keep warm ...life is good!
We flew here this morning and now we are seeing the ocean. Our hotel is across the street from the ocean! So many people come here to hike in Patagonia, or the Andes mountains. No McDonalds! Can you believe that? Reed and I will get on a plane at 1:00am tomorrow. We are going to the Antarctic and Reed will run a marathon. I get to go and help with …
... Arenas. The driver and his mate turned out to be mechanics and they offered to do the work on the Disco. Without their help we would have had a very long wait as every garage in Punta Arenas was already booked up with work. We had to wait a few days for the new head gasket to arrive and then it took a few more days before the Disco was ready to go. Any petrol-head reading this will want to know that, this time, the mechanic had the cylinder head skimmed, a job that we could not have ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDiego de Almagro Punta Arenas
Free Breakfast (amazing). Great facilities. Big rooms. What more could you ask for! Definitely what I needed after camping for a few days.
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