Chilean Patagonia II

I just got back from a trip down to the Chilean side of Patagonia. I'll be posting many images in the days to come from the trip. I stayed at Los Torreones Lodge with Pancho Salas and his family who let me into their day to day lives. The trip was incredible beyond just the fishing and without the kindness and generosity of Pancho's entire family I would never have seen many aspects of life in Patagonia.

A typical Patagonia dirt road near Los Torrenes Lodge.

Guide Sebastian Salas, after putting us on a rising rainbow, rowed the pontoon boat over to a patch of sweet yellow raspberries. Sebastian was born and raised in the Simpson River Valley in Patagonia. He is one of three brothers who guide this area.

When something needs to get done, it gets done. Pancho Salas gives his son Sebastian a hand at shoeing a horse.

The ubiquitous ibises. Their call could be and can be heard from all over Chilean Patagonia.

Matte. While it's not as de rigueur as in Argentina, it's still consumed a bunch in Patagonia.

Pancho Salas nets a rainbow at the end of a great and long Chilean summer day.