I have just been the recipient of such beautiful, kind generosity.
I was checking out of the Holiday Inn at Santiago Airport and I said to the lady - "Es una Muy lindo pulsera" (that is a beautiful bracelet) and after I had checked out she came around to me and popped it on my wrist. I was overwhelmed.
I had a tough night ...
First part of my journey to South America… Yeh!!! I’m here at Puerto Montt; after flying from Brisbane to Sydney.. then to Santiago…. then to Puerto Montt..then hiring a car and driving for an our in peak holiday traffic in one way streets on the opposite side of the road than to which I am accustomed.. I am now here in Puerto Montt and a few hours in the morning I will be driving six hours to Chiloe – an area of beautiful islands, where I will be staying in a B&B on Lemuy Island - a small remote rural island where I will acclimatise myself to the time zone shift – in preparation for my Osorno climb on the week-end.
It has been some time since I have posted – so I thought I would update everyone on my journey right now… I’m in Chile to climb Osorno volcano and then on to Antarctica.
I feel so incredibly privileged to ...
Today I am excited to be leaving for another incredible adventure.
With gratitude I find myself having more opportunities to experience myself and that which is far greater than me; when I trek and climb the incredible landscape of the Osorno Volcano in Chile on my 54th birthday in less than a week – on 13th Feb; and then journey to Antarctica for a second time. For this trip to Antarctica my companion is a very fun Chilean girlfriend; whilst Max is skiing with our boys and their friends across the US and Canada.
What a privilege to be able to experience these sacred places.
I feel prepared and will give it my best shot!
The Osorno volcano climb in Chile is one ...
For those who followed my journey into the abyss and back after ticking the 'recommended' pop up on my computer which eventuated in destroying all my files; here is a collage of 'fragments' from Antarctica.
For those new to my Blog.....
It seems for me a bit surreal that only a few months ago I was an adventurer in one of the most exquisite and extreme places on Earth. Antarctica.
I have now had some space between my journey into the cold and sublime spaces of this magical place, and still
We were explorers...adventurers in a place where Nature runs the show. In Antarctica plans are temporary. Fluid. Changeable. At best, plans in Antarctica are the sketch of a 'wish list'...pencilled in itineraries and schedules and deadlines; all overlaid with ice and wind and snow....and fog.
Max and I had chosen a trip
Well... Antarctica seems such a long time ago now and seems to be fading in my memory; but still such a strong part of me and my experience.....and remains such a catalyst for me asking myself the question... "What part of me is.... ??"
For those who would like to see some happy snaps whilst driving from Santiago to Puerto Montt - CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GALLERY OF SNAPS to give you a feel of where we went along our travels and some of the things which caught my eye.