Saturday, February 2, 2013

Too often…I would hear men boast only of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen. –Louis L’Amour

You can't be any further south than in the town of Puerto Williams, Chile, on the Beagle Channel and in the community of Cape Horn.  The jagged rocks are Dientes de Navarino, the teeth of Isla Navarino.

Here I am.  It's a bit chilly and a bit windy, but great weather for the residents. It is their summer.

This is a nice walk above but near the water.  Most of the trees have a decided lean to them.

 The Chilean navy has an outpost here.  Many of the houses look the same with the same wood piles.

This appears to be the center of town, but it does spread out a bit.

Our first day we took a 6 kilometer walk out to an ethnobiological park along the ubiquitous gravel road.  Turn right at the Virgin Mary statue.

Most trees and plants are different.  There are rhododendrons.  Jim recognized these mushrooms.

We loved finding the marina and the yacht club which was an old 1925 German ship.  Amazingly enough, we saw many sailboats cruising about the area.  One boat was from New Zealand and on its way to Paraguay.  One was from the UK and was on its way back.  Another said it was from Boston.

                                            January 25, 2013

1 comment:

  1. We were at Cape Horn and took the windy walk to the lighthouse but didn't get to this community.Your pics are great!