To Constitucion and Back

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Made it to the coast! Constitucion, Chile.

Maybe the late night wine and chat with Nichole, Dorina, and Inga wasn´t such a good idea after all.

 

I was supposed to wake up at 645am to take the train out to the beach at Constitucion.  Ooops, I missed it!  I didn´t even wake up until 930am!

 

I grabbed a quick bite to eat and then ventured into town to take a bus out to Constitucion.  I´d take the train back.  (The train is supposed to be a unique experience – through beautiful countryside, along a river, through tiny towns, etc).

 

I was able to book a bus ticket without any problems.  And within 2.5 hours I was strolling the streets of Constitucion. As the bus had entered town, I noted which way the beach was – and then backtracked a bit on foot to get there.

 

The beach was pretty amazing.

Watching the waves break against the rocks.
  Black sand.  Really windy.  Huge rocks.  Cold water.  Nice boardwalk with lamps.  And a few little restaurants along the street.  After taking a beach walk, climbing some rocks, and watching the waves break, I headed into one of the restaurants for some fried fish and tomato-onion salad.

 

At 330pm, I headed to the train station to take the historial – and painfully slow – train back to Talca.  The 2 hour bus trip took over 3 hours by train.  But it was very cool.  


I got back to Casa Chueca just in time for dinner.  Pasta this time.  Afteward, Dorina and others had set up a bonfire so we enjoyed that for a bit. (Although in hindsight, now my 1 pair of jeans smells like a campfire).  

 

Everyone was pretty tired so we called it an early night.  Well, midnight.  I guess that´s early around here.  Plus I didn´t want to miss my early morning train tomorrow!

 

I could have spent at least another 2 nights at Casa Chueca.  There were more wineries to visit, as well as a hike that people recommended.  Oh well.  Next time.

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