Feb 20th, Puerto Montt, Chile

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We arrived in Puerto Montt on time.  There was some question whether this would happen as the previous day krill and shrimp clogged the ship’s filters.  It took the crew from 1am to 7pm yesterday to clear all the filters.  The good part was there were whales to be seen because of all the food available for them.  Then two hours of scenic viewing.  What more could one ask for?

Brad took a one hour walk left out of the terminal toward the craft, fish and produce markets. Several photographic opportunities presented themselves.

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At the markets:  Gloria has never made it as far as the markets, perhaps next year.

 

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After all the fish came meats and cheeses:

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The the produce:

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Followed by more crafts:  If you are interested in scarves, this is the port to get them.  They range in price from $4 to $10.  Gloria bought lots last trip and none this trip.

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Iron statues dot the city:

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Small ferry boats are the transportation choice of the locals:

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Clamming is a local past time:

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This volcano dominates Puerto Montt as well as the near by city of Puerto Varas:  Frutillar is the German town within reach and is probably the only sight we have not seen in this port.  Next time.

The afternoon wasa spent sitting on the balcony enjoying the sunshine, the calm blue seas and the view of Puerto Montt.  Since this is a tender port, we were able to view the city from a short distance.

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