Saturday, November 8, 2014

Puerto Montt, Chile

Approaching Puerto Montt by sea
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Puerto Montt is a pleasant port city. Because most cruise passengers will be traveling to Puerto Varas or Frutillar, enjoying the visits to Llanquihue Lake or the Petrohué Falls, most do not get to appreciate Puerto Montt.

Click here to linger awhile in Puerto Montt and visit the city by video.

Holland America's Veendam anchored off shore

Puerto Montt from view points traveling into the mountains.

Later I will discuss the importance of Puerto Montt as a starting point for crossing the Andes by lake and land into Bariloche, Argentina.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Returning to the Ship in Valparaiso from Santiago

The trip is very scenic--
through extensive vineyards.

(Click on photos for larger images.)

Valparaiso port 
Holland America's Veendam is on the left.