Our three hour bus ride from Punta Arenas to Puerta Natales, featured a bleak landscape. Stunted trees raised up from the ground at a 70 degree angle in a partial surrender to the cold winds. Here the survival technique is to bend but not break.
In Puerta Natales, residents and outsiders are decked out in North Face, Columbia and of course Patagonia winter wear. It's the third day of summer. So strange.
I feel I'm at the end of the earth, which I am. The next stop is Antarctica.
Our destination is Torres del Plaines National Park . Its the showcase of Chile's natural playgrounds. The scenery is supposed to be beyond awesome. I think we will earn the views the hard way.
I'm not a bit concerned about covering the 52 mile loop around the iconic towers in a week. I fear the wind, rain and cold. This might be the most challenging hike I have ever done. Once a cold weenie, always a cold weenie.
I hope you all enjoy the warmth of your family and friends this Holiday Season.
Hola Jenny. It's probably warmer in Windsor, Colorado than here!
Feliz Navidad from 50.1 degrees South latitude.
The flowers aren't from around here.