Patagonia part 2: Estrecho Magellanes-Puerto Edén
Next to the beautiful scenery, the Strait of Magellan (Estrecho Magellanes) brought us many miles against the wind, so we were happy when we could enter another well-sheltered Caleta again, as the little bays, often very useful natural harbours, are called here. Every Caleta is different in one or another way, all of them have got something to offer. Shelter, as a start, from the usually strong winds of Patagonia, that’s the first thing that we usually wanted as we entered any Caleta. But we always found much more than that. A great place for some good hiking, short or long, or the chance to explore the channels and coasts by Zodiac. Maybe seeing some wildlife, including birds such as the Ringed kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata). Considering all these possibilities, Caleta Profundo was certainly no disappointment. And it does help when the sun comes out! 🙂
Later, the weather made clear who ruled everything in Patagonia (as if we had been in doubt about that!). If you can’t take a bit of wind and rain, then this is simply not your place. But we found shelter and interesting places to explore in Caleta Dardé (Isla Hose) and later in Caleta Mallet (Peninsula Zach).
The Amalia glacier was amongst the highlights to come, something we had all been looking forward to. Caleta Villarica and Caleta Colibri, a place that kept the promise given by the name, provided beautiful places to seek shelter and to explore, before we reached Puerto Edén, the first outpost of civilisation for us since we had left Puerto Williams.
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