02.09.2013 - 02.09.2013
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In order to get down to Patagonia before it gets too cold, I decided to take a flight down to Punta Arenas from Arica, 3000 miles south. Thw flight was magnificent with mountain views most of the way. The $400 ticket also included 3 meals over 6 hours flying time and 2 flights. When do you get that on a US domestic flight?
A glacier flowing into a lake
Punta Arenas is very nice. The trees are windswept and the deep blue waters of the straight of magellan visible from the town down throught the streets. Occasionally, large ships go by. The place almost has a scandanavia feel, I kept being reminded of Reyjkavik. It is abouy 54 south latitude here.
Just a heads up, the internet connection is much worse here and my camera got damaged when I dropped it so I don't know what this blog will look like for awhile.