Puerto Montt Day 15
We are now in Puerto Montt –the largest southernmost city in Chile. This city is “famous” for having the largest recorded earthquake in 1960 of 9.5. It is also surrounded by volcanoes. Osomo Volcano is probably the most picturesque as it sits on Lake LLanique. I took a tour that started with a rocky tender ride –glad I’m good with the motion! We then headed to Lake LLanique where we got some spectacular views of several volcanoes as we drove around the lake.
We then went to a National Forest to take a trail to see the Petrohue Falls –great for white water rafting!
Then we drove to the little town of Puerto Vara, where we had lunch at Hotel Patagonico (which started with a Pisco Sour, a Chilean drink, and some excellent salmon). I think I love Pisco Sours! Puetro Vara is a beautiful place sitting right on the lake with views of Osomo and other volcanoes –including one that is blowing ash! I think we saw at least 6 different volcanoes.
There is also an Artisans Village, with items made from all over South America.
Getting back to the ship was another adventure, as the tenders were still rocking!
Once back on the ship, I went to a Cruise Critics farewell gathering, then I headed to the Rendezvous Bar, which is next to the dining room, where not only some of my dinner mates were sitting, but the salsa band was playing – so I had to dance, and Gayle and Donna joined me. After 3 songs, I left the dance floor and a woman stopped me to tell me that she enjoyed watching me dance – guess my dancing is a hit! Dinner was good –all that is really needed to know.
The water was really calm after dinner. While I did not get pictures – I finally saw a pod of dolphins swimming alongside the ship! And the sunset … AWESOME!
The Spanish guitarist was playing in the Coffee Bar after dinner, so I sat down to have an espresso and was soon joined by the family from Bulgaria. We exchanged email information and talked about football, dancing, and traveling.
There was Karaoke in the Constellation Bar – and it seems that it crosses all languages and countries! I ended the day with dancing … Nothing more to say.