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We left the hotel at 6am in order to catch an 8am flight. This gave us the opportunity to see things in the dark. Throughout our trip, there were many hours of daylight and we were in bed before dark and up after dawn - except today.
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Here we are at the Puerto Montt airport.
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A fun ad at the airport. Something like "will you take a bank transfer, cash, credit card, check, ...?" and a response that they accept meat!
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A glimpse of the Andes from inside the plane.
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Here we are overlooking the city of Punta Arenas and the Strait of Magellan. The bottom image is a panorama constructed by Peter. (Link: Wiki for Strait of Magellan, Wiki for Punta Arenas)
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Good sandwiches! At right, here we are outside of the resturant.
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The local flags (left). A tribute to Magellan and the local indigenous people (right).
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Another viewof the Strait. In this one, you can barely make out the land mass on the other side of the water.
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Funny penguin-like cormorants. (Link: wiki for Cormorant)
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We haven't mentioned the wind yet.... As we venture into the southern latitudes, it gets real windy. Essentually, if you look at a map of the globe, there is not much land mass at these latitudes, and perhaps the wind whips around the globe here. The picture at this link shows the lack of land mass here. Anyhow, we guess that these green and white things are to protect the trees from the wind and people walking through the park. The bottom pictures shows a series of chess tables along the water front.
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An interesting building along the waterfront.
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At the left, "not suitable for bathing." At the right, we have a similar picture, taken by Spencer in Stockholm in June.

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