-salmon capital of chile
Early this morning we arrived in Puerto Montt, Chile, referred to as the "Salmon Capital of Chile." (Guess what I'm eating for dinner!) With all the rocking and rolling from the past few days we were thrilled to go ashore (via tenders) and experience a little exercise on terra firma.
Today's excursion included a wonderful 5 mile hike through Alerce Andino National Park which is officially located in the Andes Mountains in the Los Lagos Region of Chile. It was a rainforest environment with raging waterfalls and exquisite flora and fauna (photo). Feeling a little jetlagged, it helped to breathe in the mountain's clean fresh air.
After viewing the Alerce "Fitzroya" tree at about the halfway point (photo) we stopped at a gorgeous waterfall (photo) Salto Chaico - loosely translated means waterfall of the Chaico's River. There we had a sandwich, juice and fruit for lunch that was provided by the tour operator. Our small group was used to exercise and therefore in good enough shape for us to walk at a pretty fast pace.
After the National Park, we went into town for a little while to take in the sites. Here are a couple of photos of things that struck my interest.
As of this writing we have set sail for Castro, Isla Chiloe.
Michael and I travel mostly because we like learning and experiencing new things, seeing new places and learning about different cultures and food that only comes from getting out and about in the world.
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