Sunday, March 2, 2014

Days 211-214: Puerto Natales

There's not much to say about the next three days. After six nights sleeping in a six-bed dorm, and a 15 hour bus ride, we were understandably exhausted. We were able to recover, watch the Women's Gold Medal hockey game, among other events, and get ourselves suited up for our trek ahead. There isn't too much to Puerto Natales. It was so windy, we were woken up from sleep (which did wonders to increase our anxiety about our nights in a tent ahead), and it's situated on an open bay. We were surprised to see Tsunami Evacuation signs all over, since it isn't 'open water' per se. The area was once home to the ground sloth, so there's a giant statue to commemorate it. And the town itself is overrun with outdoorsy tourists walking around with overladen backpacks.

We were excited to be on our way to Torres del Paine National Park. A place, according to National Geographic, that is one of the top 100 Most Beautiful Places in the World!

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