Finishing in Chile

08/01/2012

 
I'm now sat back in Pucon, having given the truck back to the rental agency, bought my bus ticket back to Santiago and sold my boat - our time in Chile is almost over. We've just spent the last week travelling south, returning to the Fuy and Llancahue and adding the Petrohue to our list of rivers.
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Stu boofs the final drop on the upper Fuy.
In the last 7 weeks we've paddled most of the classics around Pucon, travelled north to the Claro and south to the Fuy, and driven through Argentina to spend Christmas at the Futaleufu. Here's a quick selection from the trip.
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Karen drops into the first rapid of the Upper Cautin on our roadtrip north to the Claro.
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George boofs one of the Seven Teacups.
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Nigel flies off the first drop of the Rio Llancahue.
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Fighting for the lead in the Palguin boaterX.
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Everyone being sent every which way by Entrada in the Inferno canyon of the Futaleufu.
 

Futa fun

02/01/2012

 
With all the water gone in the Pucon area, we moved south through Argentina to the Rio Futaleufu, in Chilean Patagonia, for a week of bigger volume paddling. 
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Inspecting Zeta on the Futa.
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Running one of the harder rapids on the Bridge to Bridge section.
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The final rapid on the run to El Macal.
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Celebrating Christmas in true Chilean style with a whole Lamb on an asado.
 

One more

01/01/2012

 
We've just returned to Pucon to celebrate the New Year after a week at the Futaleufu. I've not had a chance to sort out the photos from the Futa yet, so here's another from our trip to the Claro. With just a week left until we fly home, we're about to head south for a final few Rios.