Puerto Varas Travel Blog› entry 23 of 72 › view all entries
One of the trips that John had suggested included a drive down to the south east, past Puerto Montt, down to one of the more wild areas. So off we set in the morning for a little off road adventure again.
Getting to Puerto Montt was pretty easy. I understand that PM is the fastest growing city in
Then along a coastal road to through a number of small random towns.
Further on down the road until we got to the end. Really. From Puerto Arena there is only a ferry. Luckily at the little local shop the owner called Paola was very friendly and helpful and gave us the guidance that we needed plus a welcome cup of coffee to get us on our way for the 45 minute ferry crossing to the other side of the fjord (as in Fjord Fjarlane) on a ferry called Trauco. Trauco is, to quote the Footprint guidebook, a small, foul smelling creature who goes around impregnating virgins. I know a couple of those…
What we forgot was that this was actually our first sighting of the pacific ocean.
Once across we just followed the single track road past the odd house (they did not seem to be linked to any towns), the odd person (they looked pretty odd), some cows, pigs and sheep, wooden bridges over rivers, and some pretty impressive scenery until we got to the hamlet of Puello. To give the SA people an idea of the drive, think
You can see we are getting a bit lake-jaded. But this was different. It was a fjord. Everything in
Then through a couple of mountain passes to