We reached the island of Chiloé today, where we parked Alita in the Marina Quinchema. Another beautiful, peaceful place, about 10km away from the next bigger town Castro, the capitol of this island just south of Puerto Montt. More about this island follows in 2 days.
Our trip to here was very good. We stopped for a night in front of the 5-star hotel Thermal de Puyuguapi in Bahía Dorita. This hotel is peaceful place to relax for a weekend or a couple of days. Situated in untouched nature it uses natural ressources for the running of this hotel (water, electricity). Hot water comes gratis our of hot springs. This is used for all the thermal pools, indoor and outdoor as well as the hotel's water usage and heating. I have never been to natural thermal pools, it was just wonderful. We relaxed there for a whole day. I think Marcus and I have been in the water for many hours. We even went swimming in the bay (at 18 degrees C water temperature) - at least I went swimming a couple of times, even again yesterday morning before we left, the guys went in and out once. If you live in Chile, this place definitely has to be on your list of to dos. Pictures follow.
Now I finally managed to upload the pictures from the trip of the last 2 weeks into the net. A choice is here in the blog, as always, the rest can be found in the photo gallery.
Travelling the channels in Chile:
For more pictures see: http://sailing.smichah.de/#46.2
The famous Pio XI photoshooting session:
All pictures of the glaciar photoshooting can be found here: http://sailing.smichah.de/#44.0
Pictures of Puerto Eden follow in a new blog entry.