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CHILE/ARGENTINA: PUERTO MONTT — PUERTO MADRYN RAIN Puerto Montt must surely be one of the top contenders for the title of The Wettest City in the World and so unsurprisingly I arrive to torrential rain, combined with lashings of those famous Patagonian winds. From the snug confines of the hostel where I am the only […]

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learning to float

CHILE: PUERTO WILLIAMS — PUERTO MONTT (BY BOAT) SETTING SAIL* A SNOWY START LIFE AFLOAT Life aboard a yacht, even a very small one, is far snugger and cosier than travelling by bicycle and living in a tent. There is potential for heating, for one thing. And the possibility of far more elaborate cooking. I […]

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beyond the end of the world

CHILE: ISLA NAVARINO — CALETA SANTA ROSA — PUERTO WILLIAMS I arrive in Puerto Williams already wondering how on earth I am going to retreat from this far edge of the world, where I have, half unwittingly, found myself. Transport off the island is notoriously unreliable and expensive; the short ferry trip to Ushuaia, across […]

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ice in the land of fire

CHILE: CALETA MARIA, TIERRA DEL FUEGO — CALETA SANTA ROSA, ISLA NAVARINO (BY BOAT) — PUERTO WILLIAMS * I despise GPS and electronic maps.

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a scarificial lamb

It’s all organised. Having ridden to the very end of a dead end road that goes to precisely nowhere*, now by flukey chance, I’m suddenly lined up to go on a four day boat jaunt via the fjords and glaciers to Puerto Williams. The captain and crew of the boat are mostly Argentinian and so […]

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why i didn’t go to ushuaia (or, how to avoid the end of the world)

Well, the border was closed. The river had risen and the men in uniform deemed it unsafe. I should ride to San Sebastian, cross the border there, and follow Highway No. 3. That is, back track 150 kilometres. And, then, 250 kilometres of pavement, traffic, towns. The river appears around thigh deep. I appeal to […]

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tierra del fuego

CHILE: PORVENIR — CAMERON — RIO BELLA VISTA — LAGO DESEADO — LAGO FAGNANO

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penguins

CHILE: TIERRA DEL FUEGO — PENGUIN COLONY

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beachy

CHILE: PUERTO NATALES — PUNTA ARENAS (VIA THE BEACH*) * See Skyler’s blog for route notes.

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puerto natales

CHILE: PUERTO NATALES

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