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Wow again, that was an absolute thrill today. A 9am pick up and we join our fellow thrill seekers who are from Germany. Our guide (forgot his name) was a hoot the whole time.
I was quite a cold morning which was of some concern but this was soon laid to rest when we put on our wetsuits and other wet weather gear. Chris and I looked like Captain Kirk and Spock in our black wetsuits and me in blue top and him in yellow.
On arrival at the ...
Apparently, we caught a 'perfect day', one of about a 100 days in the year when it doesn't rain, the presence of low lying clouds apparent. The salmon industry which employs sixty percent of the local population, is vital here- salmon processing plants are numerous.
A stop at the town square particularly to see the Cathedral of Puerto Montt introduced us to two major elements of ...
... some passengers and then headed south to Puerto Montt. We were a bit late in arriving, but not too bad.
We hopped on to a small coaster, that was parked two bays up from the bus we got off, that would take us to Puerto Varas. After 30 minutes we were in Puerto Varas and were dropped off in the centre. The driver helped us with directions to our hostel and pointed us on the right way. We walked back up the hill to Casa Azul hostel, which was maybe only 10 minutes, ...
... Of course, we were subject to jokes about German people a lot ;).
From Puerto Montt we went straight to Puerto Varas and then turned to the right sight of the lake Llanquihue which is the third biggest lake of South America. We continued our journey along its coast for some time.
First stop: Mangroves
First, the bus stopped at some natural mangroves. We had the possibility (ha-ha) to take a boat for 3000 Pesos here. We did so and went ...
... up from the apartment with the boat on a trailer & we headed out to the Rio Limay 30 minutes out of town. He was local but spoke excellent English. At the riverside he unloaded & set up the boat & rods whilst Trevor & I climbed into waterproof dungaree type waders & boots. We set of down the river, the guide rowing & T and I fishing off opposite sides of the boat. After a short lesson on technique I sort of got the hang of ...