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Margo2Americas
13th Sep 2017 - 17th Sep 2017
Chile

We have been going West and East of the main highway. The north part of the lakes region is very pretty, still plenty of volcanoes some of them puffing smoke, like the Villarrica, the locals are used to it and don't seem to worry about it. We parked at some cabanas, as the campings are still closed at this time of the year. The owner went out his way to install the gaz water heater so we could have a hot shower! How nice! Along the main highway the petrol stations are well equipped with clean bathrooms and hot showers. We drove west to the coast, along many forests. The logging industry is strong, but the plantations are plenty. The beaches are still with black sand from the volcans but the water is very clear.In a town affected in 2010 by the earthquake and tsunami, they are recovering and have build a very pleasant esplanade even with some stainless steel exercise machines! This week end is the National Day celebrations. Lots of flags and decorations on cars, like in Australia for the 26th of January. Now we are in the fruits and vineyards region, all pretty with the fruit trees in flowers. we can see that spring is about here, with daffodils, camelias and wattle trees in bloom.Day light is about 7.30am and sunset about 7.30 pm, so we enjoy the beautiful weather that we have the last few days.We now plan to drive to Valparaiso, organize the shipping and then go north until the time to  ship .



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Diary Photos

Wattle trees all in flowers along the highways

One of the town affected by earthquake and tsunami in 2010, recovering

Traditional costumes, national day celebrations

In the wine country


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