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Old 03-10-2006, 04:08 AM   #751
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Well... This is the final post with any cage involved. Then it's back to dirt roads and motorcycles.....


One comment......It seems that I am posting too many pictures, but I want to show more than just a few famous landmarks. I hope that it gives the riders that poke there eyes on our pictures a real FEEL on what it is like down here. During the last week, since Steve and Kathy left we have stayed in one location, and just gone out for day trips on dirt roads (maybe 50 miles a day). It has a real German feel here. I will bore you with many pictures of the homes that people live in , in this area (sorry).



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We may have been to the end of the highway, but there are many more places to visit....
Tomorrow we will take a boat west bound on Lake Todos los Santos, to visit the village of Peulla, which has a population of only 120 people.









Same sign post, with the lake in the background.
It is tough to decide which pictures to use.......









When we got back to Puerto Montt, we stopped to pick up our laundry.
Kathy wanted to know how they knew she was a Gringo?

Kathy.... the Chilean's have a finely tuned skill that allows them to identify a persons origin, with a minimum of clues.........

And Kathy... I still have that bridge in New York for sale.









We spotted this bird on the drive to Lake Todos los Santos.
I am not a birder, and have no clue what it is........









On Wednesday, the 28th of February, we travel about 30 miles into the Andes on a boat to the Village of Peulla.
It is a very remote area with no roads and few homes.









As I sit here on Thursday (March 8), working on the web site, Sandy really misses her sister (they flew home on Wednesday, the 1st of March).
It was a nice break in a long journey. A welcome break from the isolation one feels when gone from home for extended periods.
Steve and Kathy, thank for you for the enjoyment you added to our trip. You are missed.









The boat ride has an "Alaskan" cruise feel to it....









A few boats along the shore line.....
With cabins hidden in the trees....









Waterfalls and azure colored waters.......









Puerto Peulla, with Sandy, Kathy and Steve.
We sure hope you guys enjoyed the short time you spent here, as much as we enjoyed having you travel with us.....
And Kathy.... Life is not bad with a few tears in the envelope.... Is it?









Sandy, and a few of the homes in the small village of Peulla.









There are NO roads in this area, so people get in and out of the area by stopping the boat for a ride back to Petrohue, where we started the trip.
The boat travels the lake once a day.









After dropping somebody off on the boat, he heads back to shore in a very remote area in the Lake District of Chile.









This was a mail drop off only..........
No Fed-Ex or DHL in this area......







Then we took Steve and Kathy to the airport for there ride back home (13 hours of flight time).



It was nice to have visitors.... But we are also ready to do more riding! You guys know better that anybody!
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Old 03-10-2006, 05:53 AM   #752
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Old 03-10-2006, 05:56 AM   #753
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More picts

Dale,

Please don't cut back on the pictures. The words are great and you do an excellent job of describing your experiences. But it is fabulous to also see the different locations and environments. That's where I get a real feel for the local culture and color. And it helps when I inform my wife about "our" future trips.


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Old 03-10-2006, 06:36 AM   #754
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More of the same - you guys are awesome. Great to see Sandy posting too. Here's to more of that.

I've been tracking you guys on a map 'cos my folks have been on a trip in SA. Unfortunatley, you guys are a few weeks behind their adventure to Patagonia etc.

Be safe and keep warm.
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:33 AM   #755
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More, lots, tons of pics is NOT a bad thing!

Nope, it's a good thing! Keep 'em coming, please!
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:48 AM   #756
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Hey Dale.

No, I haven't been cited since the ranger nabbed me in DVDaze 2005 (knock on Wood!) .

I have not seen waters like this since the Carribean! Incredible...


Most of us watching your thread LOVE the pictures you include, so by all means, please keep clicking that camera shutter as much as ya like.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:55 AM   #757
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+1 on the pictures, especially when they are this good!
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Old 03-11-2006, 09:35 AM   #758
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Dale,

Please don't cut back on the pictures. The words are great and you do an excellent job of describing your experiences. But it is fabulous to also see the different locations and environments. That's where I get a real feel for the local culture and color. And it helps when I inform my wife about "our" future trips.


Ride safe.
Has the wife said yes yet?
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Trip Index Page.... If you are interested in one spot in South America, you can click on this link http://www.ploung.com/south_america.htm and go directly to your point of interest.
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Old 03-11-2006, 09:41 AM   #759
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More, lots, tons of pics is NOT a bad thing!

Nope, it's a good thing! Keep 'em coming, please!
Well.... Here you go!



It is March 4th, 2006, and we are on our own again. No rush to squeeze as much into each day. Time to slow down a bit and relax. We are going to stay a week or so in Puerto Varas (about 10 miles north of Puerto Montt) and do some local dirt-roading and sight seeing. We are also waiting for the ferry to transport us and the bike to Puerto Natales, Chile, which is about 900 miles to the South. We also visited Bariloche, Argentina for 3 nights.







We are planning to stay at Hotel Wilder, owned by a lady from Germany.
Her ex-husband built the furniture and building.
As is typical in Chile, breakfast is included in the cost of the room.











Our home, off and on, for the next week or so....
That is our window above Sandy....








The homes across the street from our new home.









We take a 3 day break to visit Bariloche, Argentina.
Volcano Osorno is always in sight, if weather permits.








A church, on the road to Bariloche.










We cross the Andes for the 11th time, but this time we don't have to climb nearly as high.

Good thing, as we are much farther south, and it is much colder now.


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Here is a link to the South American Ride Report...
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Trip Index Page.... If you are interested in one spot in South America, you can click on this link http://www.ploung.com/south_america.htm and go directly to your point of interest.
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Old 03-11-2006, 09:45 AM   #760
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Crossing from Chile to Argentina (3rd time).









I almost feel guilty having these roads to ourselves!








Although Chile is known for it's "Lake District", there are also many lakes on the Argentine side of the border.




That's it for now... Sandy wants to eat (AGAIN).................
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Trip Index Page.... If you are interested in one spot in South America, you can click on this link http://www.ploung.com/south_america.htm and go directly to your point of interest.
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Old 03-11-2006, 09:59 AM   #761
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:16 AM   #762
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The Plaza in Bariloche, Argentina is different than any other we have seen in South America.

Very Bavarian.....









If you like chocolate, you will think you have died and gone to heaven.
It seemed that every 3rd business was a chocolate store!









Bariloche sits on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, with the Patagonia Mountains in the background.










On the 5th of March, we drive around the area of Bariloche.









Typical architecture of Bariloche, Argentina.









Bariloche also has a Teleferico (like Quito and Santiago).
View as we head up the hill.










View looking down.









Patagonia and the lakes.....









Sandy, looking for a tree.....

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Trip Index Page.... If you are interested in one spot in South America, you can click on this link http://www.ploung.com/south_america.htm and go directly to your point of interest.
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:21 AM   #763
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We have been following the backbone of the Andes for over 2,000 miles.









Heading back down....









Notice the shadow of the gondola....
The gondola travels right over homes....









Modern home, and gondola shadow...









The primary style of the area is Bavarian.









But modern is also popular....









Many of the homes are very large.

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Trip Index Page.... If you are interested in one spot in South America, you can click on this link http://www.ploung.com/south_america.htm and go directly to your point of interest.
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:26 AM   #764
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We have been traveling for over 6 months in South America and have not yet been discriminated against, because we are bikers or Americans. We have been permitted in places where visitors typically are not allowed. We have been granted access to Government buildings with heavy security.

But the clean record ended today. This is the resort of Llao Llao, located about 10 miles west of Bariloche. It is known to be the nicest resort in all of South America. It is also known for having the best setting of any hotel in South America. We asked the "Suits" at the gate for permission to enter for lunch. They stated we needed reservations and that it was full. We responded that we would like to enter to make reservations for tomorrow. They stated that they were also completely sold out for the following day.
I could see that it was going "No Where" talking to the "Suits", so I starting the bike and starting heading up the long drive way as I yelled "I will make reservations for the "NEXT AVAILABLE DAY"!
Another suited guard, with an earpiece connected to his radio, stopped us at the front door. He had apparently been warned by the guards at the bottom of the hill, that some bikers made it past the outer perimeter!
As I walked by him stating "No Espanola", he tried to stop us. I keep walking to the reservation desk. I was told that we could have lunch at 2:00 PM. What happened to the "We are completely full today and tomorrow"! We made a reservation, then walked around and took photos... Then left!
Beautiful place, but LLao Llao's snootiness was screwed!












Sandy on the back patio of Llao Llao, as we waited for our reservation time...

Yeh sure!









Lakes abound in this area around Bariloche.








We are getting used to the scenery, and may be taking it for granted.









Sandy, and the snooty "Llao Llao" in the background.





Well.... We are still 6 days behind in posting, but there are dirt roads near where we are staying (Puerto Varas, Chile), so we are out of here. We board the ferry tomorrow for our 900 mile tip to Puerto Natalas.........
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Here is a link to the South American Ride Report...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94531

Trip Index Page.... If you are interested in one spot in South America, you can click on this link http://www.ploung.com/south_america.htm and go directly to your point of interest.
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:41 AM   #765
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Great stuff, thanks for sharing. Too bad about the crappy security in your last update.
I trust you had a good lunch at another location.
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