The tiny isolated hamlet of Puerto Eden

Trip Start Aug 25, 2008
Trip End Dec 16, 2008

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Flag of Chile  , Patagonia,
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Puerto Eden is a tiny isolated maritime hamlet in the middle of the Chilean fjords.  The only way to get to this picturesque little cluster of tin houses and peeling boats is by the weekly ferry - and we had the opportunity to come ashore while the Navimag unloaded supplies.

The setting is absolutely amazing - nestled on a little protected fjord with snow-capped mountains towering above, it was an amazing and rarely visited hamlet. 

Other than Micke's Supermarket and a couple women selling handicrafts, there wasn't much happening in the town.

I told one of the little women she should stop selling little canoes and could make a fortune by simply putting up an espresso bar - the Navimag doesn't have coffee(!) and about 80 of us would have paid anything for a double.  Alas, she didn't understand.  Chileans don't drink coffee and don't understand why tourists complain about Nescafe and powered milk.




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Navimag Ferry

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