Yelcho en la Patagonia
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... expensive of the routes - it actually turned out that this route is currently being heavily subsidised by the government, to encourage travel to this region without having to destroy the park in building tunnels and dynamiting roads.
So, we took a bus to Puerto Montt, arriving at night (dodging the notorious drunks and homeless on the streets) and checking into the Altamar 'hostel' - actually some rooms above a fried chicken shop, ...
... settled into the van and drove south along the paved Carretera Austral, that is until we hit the unpaved portion, which made the drive rather loud and bumpy. The drive, in my mind, was to be one or two hours, based on the road map that has now become my bible. However, as this stretch of dirt road becomes paved, there are as many stops along the way as there are road workers with both hands in their pockets. To be fair, actually, often times only one hand was in the ...
... Mr. Tompkins!!! The campground (camp volcano) was a beautiful place with a green that may put an english park to shame. I set up my tent, just to put it down an hour later, because this place was infested with all sorts of flying insects. A feast for hungry birds, a plague for me. Because wearing long trousers and a longsleeve shirt when it's 30 degrees is not an option (I really gave it a try) I set up the inner tent in the shadow qnd spent the rest of the afternoon ...
... road was unpaved ´rupio´ (gravel) and very bumpy. But, a lot of the time it was not actually road at all - several times,
the bus stopped, reversed and backed onto a car ferry to cross a misty fjord. For the longest of these crossings, the bus driver collected everyone´s ID or passport (in case there is an accident, was his confidence-inspiring explanation) and ushered his passengers into a small cabin with a television. The navigation took two and a half ...
... be a river entering the ocean, but it is now just a long sandbar of ash. Once we all disembark from the boat and unload the RV, we say goodbye to the adorable family and reassemble the bikes. By now, it’s a little passed 10pm and we decide to sleep inside the empty, unlocked waiting room for the ferry next to the dock.
Tomorrow, we say hello to The Carratera Austral. ...