|Toyota Motor 3D Puzzle/3D rompecabezas|
We loaded up the camper, said our good byes, and headed west to Maicolpué on the Pacific coast. This was a test drive in case something didn't feel just right with the car. But the trusty Toyota hummed happily and healthily. Yes!!!
|Puerto Octay, Chile|
|Llanquihue, Chilean second largest lake/Chile's zweitgrößter See/segundo lago mas grande en Chile |
This house just barely kept standing during the strong earthquake of 2010. Werner, the German owner, did an unbelievably meticulous job of bolting it all back together with quite a lot of strong steel brackets, each single one of which he custom-made to fit which ever joint it was for.
We spent a week at this friendly place with Veronika's excellent cooking. Veronika, also from Germany, was a visiting volunteer in charge of the kitchen; excellent assignment!
|Pacific coast/Pazifikküste/Costa Pacifica|
This truly is a place where one cannot see the forest for the trees, even-aged and evenly spaced trees. These are not functioning forests, they are vast monocultures, devoid of life and sunlight, dead, ugly, monotonous, and boring to drive through. Obviously, an environmental movement did not exist in Chile when the native flora and fauna was so thoroughly erased.
|Country Road/Landstraße/Camino Rural|