Mailbox, Puerto Natales, Chile (Pic du Jour)

Mailbox, Puerto Natales, Chile

It’s nice to get mail, isn’t it? I spotted this on a side street not far from the main drag in Puerto Natales, Chile, the gateway town to Torres del Paine National Park, the most popular national park in South America. Snapped on 06-Feb-2013

On the Shores of Last Hope Fjord (Pic du Jour)

Today’s Pic du Jour illustrates the Estancia Perales, not far from the Serrano Glacier and Bernardo O’Higgins National Park in Chilean Patagonia. The body of water is the Fiordo Ultimo Esperanza, or Last Hope Fjord. Edited to add: Check out a related post about a trip through the Last Hope Sound to the Serrano and… Continue reading On the Shores of Last Hope Fjord (Pic du Jour)

Last Hope Sound II (Pic du Jour)

Sticking with the theme of colorful sunset skies in Chilean coastal areas that I began with Friday’s shot, this is a snap of the Seno Última Esperanza, or Last Hope Sound, in Puerto Natales, Chile. Much further south, Puerto Natales is among the most popular stops in Chilean Patagonia, serving as the main gateway for… Continue reading Last Hope Sound II (Pic du Jour)

Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales by Bus (With Video!)

Clear cut along the road to Puerto Natales

I’ve received several messages in recent weeks from travelers seeking details on bus travel between various points in Patagonia, so I’m publishing the info I’ve collected so those who need it can hopefully find it here. I’m not making any claims that the information presented here is complete, but it is accurate as of the… Continue reading Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales by Bus (With Video!)

Last Hope Sound (Pic du Jour)

Seno Última Esperanza or Last Hope Sound

Gotta love the sound of that, no? This is a century-old dock on the Seno Última Esperanza or Last Hope Sound, in Puerto Natales, Chile, the capital of Última Esperanza province and the main gateway for Torres del Paine National Park, the most visited in South America. Today I’m off for a day-long trip on… Continue reading Last Hope Sound (Pic du Jour)