The Road to the End of the World
It has been a couple months and more than 4000 kilometers since I left Santiago, Chile after the holidays. Since then I biked through blackberry lined wine and fruit country, the famous Carretera Austral, wet and windy Patagonia country, and recently Tierra Del Fuego or Earth of Fire. The road south ends here in Ushuaia, Argentina, the most southern town in the world at almost 55 degrees latitude south. This marks the end of a long fun journey south, and it is now time to find my way to a new continent, Africa.
Chillan, Chile 12/1/2017 (dd/mm/yy) to Ushuaia, Argentina 12/3/2017
The Carretera Austral in Chile
Blackberry bushes lined a main highway heading down central Chile. This resulted in me eating unhealthy quantities of blackberries. I found them particularly tasty with milk from powder and sugar.Locals in Patagonia protesting the construction of hydroelectric damsTypical home design in southern ChileLa Confluencia, the junction of Rio Baker and Rio Neff
I wondered if this dog would run after me for 100km, but he stopped after 30kmI went rafting down this river, the Futaleufu, which is one of the best in the world for kayaking and raftingA few windmills to help power the city of Coyhaique, Chile
My best friend in Santiago got me a fishing pole for Christmas, and I put it to good use on the lakes and rivers of the carretera austral. Here a robalo, or chilean sea bass, was the catch for dinner.