Diego de Almagro Punta Arenas
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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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Neither of us slept well as we were both aware that we had to be up early to catch the bus to Punta Arenas. Joan was also aware that the local government settlement had been announced the day before, and after a plea on Facebook, Caitlin sent her the spreadsheets. Dire news for the north.
The taxi came and hurtled around the street as if it was in Grand Theft Auto and dropped us off at the bus departure point. Despite ...
... then. But there were patches of blue sky. Unfortunately we never got any decent sun while we were at the Otway Sound penguin colony.
The drive was about 1 hour and mostly on the bumpy gravel road. Our main guide was a young man who spent a lot of years in the US, so his English was good. But he was not an experienced guide. He had an assistant named Bianca, a young girl who was probably leading a tour for the first time.
... by the water. But they didn’t.
I got a taxi from the bus terminal to the airport around 7:30pm and waited in the incredibly small airport for my flight. There are only two places to fly to from Puerto Montt. Either Santiago, or Punta Arenas. It turns out that the flights to Punta Arenas actually originate in Santiago and just stop here to pick some people up. The plane was mostly full before I got on it.
... about the area while all we wanted to do was get out of the weather. Finally we started our hike down the trail. The "trail" was extremely primitive. It was mostly mud, it was very steep in some places, and the only good part was since we were now in the woods of sorts, the wind wasn't hitting us quite as bad. Some parts of the trail were extremely steep and slippery because of the mud, and at one point my feet went right out from under me and I landed on my backside on a ...