Driving the Carretera Austral

Learning to Drive the Carretera Austral

March 4, 2018 Andy 0

You know when you’re advised to pack a large can of tyre weld for your trip that the road ahead may not be all plain sailing but nothing could have prepared us for the demands and exhilaration of driving the Carretera Austral through some of the most incredible landscapes on the planet… […]


Birds along the Carretera Austral in Chile

October 3, 2017 Jack 0

Our current top trip for seeing flamboyant feathered friends involved driving (aka bumping across potholes) along Chile’s Carretera Austral; an exotic thrill as far as bird-spotting was concerned. […]


Voyage to the Jorge Montt Glacier in Chile

January 19, 2017 Andy 0

Almost two hours into our voyage, I notice what looks like an iceberg floating off the starboard bow in the distance. Before long, the sea has become more iceberg than open water, a floating gallery of fantastical shapes… […]


Reaching the End of the Road at Caleta Tortel

January 4, 2017 Andy 0

The simple wooden crosses, barely visible within the dense undergrowth, are now the destination for tourist boat excursions and a morbid reminder of the price paid to establish an outpost in this remote and inhospitable region of southern Chile… […]