Sunday, November 1, 2009

Chicago has nothing on Puerto Natales

It has been a long day, we caught a cab to the airport at 4am for our 6am flight to Punta Arenas. The flight was about four hours with a stop in Puerto Montt to pick up somemore passengers. I remember landing and then waking up with a lady sitting next too me.

Once we arrived in Punta Arenas we went to get some lunch and wait for the Bus Fernandez to take us to Puerto Natales. I sleep most of that ride as well. It took about three hours to get to Puerto Natales, a driver met me at the bus station and took me to my hotel, the Lady Florence Dixie which is very quaint.

The city is goreous, the water is about five blocks from my hotel and city is surronded by mountains. The bad part is the winds have been gusting all day, it would guess around 30 mph. The weather is cold, the high was about 52 today but the wind cuts through your clothes.

Tomorrow will be another long day, I am off to Perito Monreno Glacier in El Calafate, Argentinia. The sights should be amazing and I cannot wait.

Well I am off to get some sleep.


Mateo said...

You're right, the wind chill here is ridiculous. You just left Casa Cecilia to head back to your swanky digs and it's probably 8F with the wind chill. You should have had a few glasses of vino with dinner - you'd be warmer now.

Anonymous said...


You could have stayed in Raleigh since you just seem to be mostly sleepy, where are the pictures?

de padre a hijo

Matt said...

You should have stayed in El Calafate. ElC is much better than Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales and you could have avoided the whopper 10 hour round trip.

Perito Moreno was awesome though... ¿Did you end up taking the boat trip on the north side?

Gringa_Loca said...

Hey Phil!

Loving the blog again. Sounds like you're having a blast. Post pictures when you get the chance!