Lakeside Amarga

We stopped in the tiny border town of Cerro Castillo just inside Chile for a few supplies. We were headed into Torres del Paine, and since we couldn’t cross the border with meat, fruits, vegetables or dairy products we needed to pick up a few things. There wasn’t much.

We’d planned to enter the park, but just outside of the park at Laguna Amarga, we found a sweet place to pop the top.  Lots of guanacos. Camille brought out her quality kite, so we took full advantage of that pesky wind.

Two buses are a pretty good wind block for their tent, too. But it was still a pretty cold night.

We woke up the next morning with flamingos!

4 thoughts on “Lakeside Amarga

  • March 23, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    I’d like to wake up with flamingos!

  • March 23, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    >New comment on your post “DSC_7338”
    >Author : Geoff
    >Exhaust-dried tomatoes?

    hot dog cooked in a beer can tied to motorcycle exhaust. how do you do it?

  • March 23, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Absolutely amazing!!! (You can copy and paste that for ALL of your posts this week.) The landscape and scenery is absolutely stunning. Cliché to say, but I’m jealous.

  • March 23, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    So jealous: clear view of the “horns” 2 days in a row… We didn’t get to see the tops for more than 2 minutes in 5 days 🙁
    The wind in Patagonia: I truly believe that unless you have experienced it personally you don’t even have an idea of how strong it can be. The beautiful landscape on the Chilean side more than compensates for it; it’s a different story on the boring Argentinean coast road.

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