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... that the ratchet strap was fixed to an eye that got pushed down when Arthur hit the metal roof truss at the hotel and made a small crack in the roof, opps!
The next morning we drove north. Just north of the town the road was very very wide and we realised it served as a runway as well as road. Thats a first. The road then crossed through the Parque to the very small village of Caleta Gonzalo to catch the first of the 2 ferries. The second ferry drops you at the town ...
... entered Canal Messier and sailing was once again smooth. At 1300 metres, this is the deepest fiord in the world. The weather was a complete contrast to the previous day, grey and wet. Half way down the channel is a ship wreck of MV Captain Leonidas, who ran aground (deliberately) here in 1968. Here the water depth suddenly changes to 6 metres. The ship is standing upright and intact in the water, slowly rusting away and providing a sanctuary for seabirds.
... ahead we spot them, rough and swirling around large boulders and fallen trees. A few times we are told to get down in the brace position as huge waves crash over us. Pure exhilaration!
Our group consists of two dinghys and one double kayak which covers a couple from the UK. It was this coupls a few Rapids ahead that lost control and ended up in the water and fast being swept away. The woman managed to get back to the kayak with the help ...
... the canela branch, left it on the hilltop to be eaten by the condor. The condor then ate the heart and dropped the canela into the crater of Osorno causing it to snow incessantly for years.The melting of this snow was what created the beautiful Lake Llanquihue. (Hey, I didn't make this up!)
The Lakes District or the greater Puerto Varas area , was the hub of a government ...
... or Monday!! Cannot wait.
And everything looked even more pretty when i popped out this evening for a bite to eat. The sky was the colour of sugared almonds and the peaks looked even more beautiful in their pastel glory.
Quite incredible how the clouds lifting pretty much wholesale changed my impression of the town. Poor people who missed it if they came and left in the clouds