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to Punta Arenas

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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?


The Andes




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.


Punta Arenas

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.

Posted by solorooster 04:48 Archived in Chile

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Sorry to hear about your camera; your photos have been fantastic. Those mountains look stunningly beautiful.

by JeanorLynn

You made it to Patagonia! Wahoo!!!

by christoforest

Hi Rooster.
Wow - your adventure is fun to enjoy vicariously through this blog :-). This must be surreal .... Not having to limit your adventures because u have to get back to work- what a sense of freedom!! Plenty of time for Job stuff later :-). And to think there is so much more world out there for you to explore!!
It was an incredible snowstorm we had .... Lots of sore muscles here in New England now :-) but it is beautiful.
I hope you can fix your camera ... Been enjoying the trip. Be safe and stay healthy. God bless.

by LLang

All I can say is WOW!

by cloveless

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