Pucon Chile - Cape horn by bike 'n boat

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  1. Russ

    Russ . Super Moderator

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    Thanks for the kind offer unfortunately we are already back home in Sydney.
    We arrived in Ushuaia by boat I'll get to that part later.:D
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    He'll be back.........:nod
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    shut up Nev - I hate Russ the bastidge :lol3
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    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Those roads look bloody brilliant Russ, great photos, :ear
    Cheers
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  5. Russ

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    The Carretera Austral , formerly known as Carretera General Augusto Pinochet, is the name given to Chile's Route 7. The highway runs about 1,240 kilometers (770 mi) from Puerto Montt to Villa O'Higgins through rural Patagonia.

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    The road is beautiful lots of native rhubarb growing along the side of the road

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    The outskirts of Puyuhuapi
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    Stayed in a great little B&B where we met two local riders from Osorno
    Turns out that one of them was one of the top Chillean rally riders, he was on his Dads Super tennere'
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  7. notsoslow

    notsoslow Been here awhile

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    photographed at the ttt
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    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    Spectacular, what amazing scenery!


    Cheers,
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  9. Russ

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    Day 6.
    Puyuhuapi - Coyhaique


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    We took off and it had been raining our first planned stop was to see the hanging glacier.

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    Unfortunately the cloud cover was low and we could not see the glacier so we did the walk down to the Lake below and had a look around.

    After leaving the unseen hanging glacier we climbed up and over the mountians it had been raining and the roads were a little muddy but still in great condition over the top in the clouds visibility at times was only about 20 m.

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    We then joined back up with the main road and headed along more spectacular valleys towards Coyhaique.

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    Thanks for the updates, Mrs SYDADVGS. :clap

    I'd given up waiting on Russ. :lol3
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  11. Russ

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    Day 7.
    Coyhaique - Chile Chico.

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    This turned out to be one of my favourite days on this amazing trip.

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    Little race track:D

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    Stopped at the bus for a snack and the worlds worst coffee.

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    One of the group wen gardening:lol3

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    Jasson at the lake


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    Mark with Nyree

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    Looking across to Argentina from the Chilean side of the lake, on the Chilean side its call Lago General Carrera and on the opposite side it's called Largo Buenos Aires.

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    The road along the edge of the lake is amazing in parts if you went over the edge no one would ever find you.

    This will give you some perspective of the size of the mountains that drop down into the lake when you see the road from a distance.

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    TBC
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  13. Russ

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    Spot the bike?

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    Looking back

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    Then on to Chile Chico for the night.
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    Absolutely stunning. Thanks for continuing this most fascinating ride reportl.
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  15. Nandewar

    Nandewar Sound sound the clarion

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    Really enjoying the tour Russ. Keep it coming. It might just inspire Ms Nandewar to climb aboard for a trip abroad.
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