What about my motorcycle plans ???
05 May 2008 | Santiago, Chile
I'm really disappointed that I won't be doing any riding. I got down to Santiago later than I wanted, and the boat launch will be earlier than expected. I have to be in Valdivia by the 21st, and I'm really not interested in the hassle and expense to ride for only 2 weeks.....also there are frequent snows in the Andes passes now, and it's colder and quite rainy south of Santiago. If I had 4-6 weeks, that would have been different. I carried an extra bag of 50 lbs of motorcycle gear for nothing.
Soooo, on Saturday,I will probably take a 10 day private bus tour to Northern Chile, where I hear the desert is quite a special place.
Once I get to Valdivia on the 21st, if I have any free time, I'll try to get to Chaiten, the active volcano around 400 km. south south of Valdivia.