Puerto Eden, a Glaciar, Bingo, and Una Fiesta Grande
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Today was a big day.
In the morning, we visited Puerto Eden to drop off supplies to this pueblito of less than 150 people. Since we were ahead of schedule, the captain also allowed us to go ashore. The inhabitants of Puerto Eden flooded to our ship in their small private crafts - to pick up the anxiously awaited supplies, to drop off bags of their "exports", and to shuttle us to and from the shore (our ship was way too big for their little dock). Once in the town we had an hour to scramble along the wooden boardwalk that is literally the "street" of this one-street town and to visit the houses where the last remaining true natives of the region - called the Kawesqars - live. The remoteness and inaccessibility of this small pueblito is amazing.
Still ahead of schedule, we next took a detour to a Glaciar, navigating carefullly around small icebergs along the way. It was windy and rainy, too. The color of the water was pretty cool too. Something to do with currents and sediment but there was a distinct "line" of color changing from icy blue to deep dark blue.
Later that night, we had our final dinner and played a game of BINGO.
And then, finally, after two nights of cheesey entertainment, they dimmed the lights and put on some dance-able music and we had a great time goofing around - drinking, dancing, and just being silly. We came on board as complete strangers. Now we are friends.