Sunday, April 18, 2010

Punta Arenas, Chilean Patagonia

Punta Arenas is capital of the southern, XII Region of Chile.   This city was a "base" of our fishing trips in Patagonia.  From here it is easy to get to the Torres del Paine National Park, to Tierra del Fuego, and also to the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina.

This is a nice quiet city with population of 100,000

I have not seen any alarm systems installed on the cars of the residents

There were 3 of us: Arthur Miskevich from Russia (left), Stefan Benzinger from Germany (right), and I
We have rented a Mitsubishi L200 puckup truck and spent 6 weeks travelling through Patagonia.  The total distance of all our trips was 4500 km. 


Lots of buildings if Punta Arenas are old and nice

This is a statue of an Indian sitting at the base of the monument to Magellan.  There are tales that to obtain luck it is necessary to touch its foot.  I did it to have good fishing in the next 6 weeks. 

Panorama of a city from a hill

Black-necked swans in the sea

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