Boat day

Trip Start Jan 07, 2013
Trip End Aug 01, 2013

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Flag of Chile  , Patagonia,
Saturday, March 16, 2013

To get to our next destination required a 30 hour boat ride through the maze of channels that make up southern Patagonia. it was a necessary way to get me to rest my ankle as well as an appreciated reprieve from the seemingly endlessly drinking of Puerto Williams. 

The ferry supports about 40 people and up to 20 or so cars. Inside seats are nearly identical to a tour bus, but thankfully passengers are free to move around throughout the ship. Another sunny day found us hammocking on the top deck, drinking matè, trying to do yoga, and playing guitar. Everyone looked pretty jealous of the activities we brought.

Along the way we passed some of the most amazing scenery. Almost every hour brought us alongside another breathtaking glacier with waterfalls cascading into the ocean. Dolphins, wales, and seals followed in the boats wake through the icy water. In the morning I was awoken by a picturesque sunset over the jagged mountaintops.

The food on the boat was absolutely horrible: plain carbs and cheese for pretty much every meal. If you ever take this route, go to the grocery store first. We wanted to use our stove and extra food to cook our own meals but for some reason no one was allowed in the backpack storage room until we landed. The trip turned out to be a break from our post hike feasting period as well.
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