Today Howard and I have been walking the town looking at the sights, there are some very grand buildings, lots of parks and fountains.
One of the many ornate and imposing buildings here, they're well lit up at night and this part of the city is well worth a walk just to see them.
There is a park with walk and cycleway right through the city, it runs alongside the river below which is carrying the last of the summer melt from the mountains you can ( just, look hard and you'll see them) see in the background.
We've changed some money, got packed up and checked out of the hostel BellaVista ( recommended by the way, good place if you like hostels) and are shortly off to catch the overnight bus to Porto Montt. That’s way south, about a 10 hour drive so we’ve booked on an up market bus with lay down seats and more space per passenger. Yes it has a restroom!
While walking the town we met some very nice gentlemen, mine is a policeman, Howards was sitting in what might have been a barbers shop. While his friend was better dressed mine was a bit more active.
In the morning we’ll pick up a Chevy Spark rental, actually a Kia Picanto with a Chevy badge on it, and from there we drive to Punta Arenas to do more toward the “expedition “ that will happen next Southern Summer. We need to find storage, sort things out with customs, find accommodation and check out things like launching and docking facilities for the boat.
We’ve been told that the drive is something special, there will be pics!
Its really hot today, so I’m in the hostels upstairs courtyard where there is a little breeze, looking over toward the mountains and the cablecar that runs through the zoo. We’ll check that out when we get back on 23rd, its not until 26th that we fly out so there will be time to do some tourist things after the government things are done.