Thursday, March 30, 2017

MAR 30 POODLING AROUND COCHRANE CHILE



 TILLY 



 NACIONPATAGONIA CAFETERIA


 CREATIVE COFFEE SHOP DESIGN & DECORATIONS







 SOME NICE POSTCARDS TO SEND
POST OFFICE HAS NO POSTAGE STAMPS
FOR USA DELIVERY


ON TO DE TORTEL


WALK TO DE TORTEL TOMORROW 



COCHRANE + PUNTA ARENAS
GETTING CLOSE TO THE END

MY HOSTEL IN COCHRANE CHILE

BEDROOM WALLS ARE SO THIN THEY ONLY HAVE ONE SIDE


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MAR 29 HITCH & HIKE ADVENTURE SOUTH TO COCHRANE





 THIS IS THE "WAY" TO COCHRANE CHILE

 THIS IS THE "ROAD" TO COCHRANE CHILE

 AFTER TWO DAYS OF TRYING TO HOOK UP WITH BUS SOUTH I DECIDED TO START OUT HITCH & HIKE AND LOOK FOR BUS TO COME ALONG THE WAY


THESE NOTES BEGIN TO LOOK THE SAME WITH
NO BUSES - FERNANDO IS LOST IN COYHAIQUE


FIRST HITCH WTH BRICK MASON ON WAY TO WORK IN BAHIA JARA


THIS IS WHERE FIRST HITCH LET ME OUT
7 KM OUT OF CHILE CHICO




BACKSEAT OF HITCH #2 WITH CHILEAN MINERS 


THIS IS WHERE HITCH #2 LET ME OUT
I BEGAN A VERY LONG ROAD WALK

 VIEW OF MINERAL MINE 

THIS IS WHAT I HAD LEFT
TO COCHRANE CHILE AFTER HITCH #2


VIEW FROM HIGH ABOVE GENERAL CARRERA LAKE

ROAD IS HIGH ABOVE GENERAL CARRERA LAKE


 DURING MY WALK BETWEEN HITCH #2 & #3



HORSES AS I HITCHED & HIKED RUTA 265
THIS IS ABOUT WHERE HITCH #3 PICKED ME UP AFTER A VERY VERY LONG ROAD WALK.
WE ARE HEADED FOR COCHRANE!










HITCH #3 STOPPED FOR PHOTOS BY
GENERAL CARRERA LAKE


BACKSEAT VIEW DURING RUTA 265 HITCH #3

THESE AMIGOS WERE SUPER NICE AND SHARED ALL KINDS OF FOOD AND JUICE AND SNACKS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY A MOST GENEROUS RIDE!




ROAD BRIDGE OVER RIVER CANYON




VIEW OF ONE OF THE MANY PATAGONIA
"LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRARIE" HOMESTEADS








BERTRAND LAKE WHERE HITCH #3 DISCOVERED THEY ARE GOING WRONG WAY

BERTRAND LAKE LIGHT RAIN BEGINS

THIS IS WHERE HITCH #3 LET ME OUT AFTER THEY HAD TO DOUBLE BACK TO INTERSECTION WITH HWY 7 & RUTA 265. JUST ABOUT DARK AND LIGHT RAIN TWO TRUCKS PASSED ME BY AND THEN A PICKUP STOPPED AND OFFERED ME A RIDE TO COCHRANE.  HITCH #4 HOP IN BACK OF PICKUP BURRRRRR NOT BAD COMPARED TO SPENDING THE NIGHT BY THE ROAD!  AND THIS AMIGO COULD HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE DAYTONA 500 THE WAY HE NEGOTIATED THE 65KM OF MOUNTAIN ROAD TO COCHRANE. WHEN WE GOT TO COCHRANE THE TWO COUPLES WANTED TO BE SURE I HAD FOOD AND PLACE TO STAY :) OUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS MERCIFUL AND GRACIOUS BEYOND COMPARE! 

HELLO FROM THE KLEMMS IN GERMANY !