Puerto Natales, Chile.

A few stray photos needed a home, so here they are… This is the stretch of ‘ripio’ from the border post of Cerro Castillo to Puerto Natales, that skirts just south of the Torres del Paine National Park. The distance is just a 100km or so, but the dirt was good…

And also within this post, there’s a few too many street shots of this windswept little port – a thriving settlement for the sheep industry at the turn of the 20th century. I love places like this; its dwellings built to shield the elements, and no more. A patchwork of tin and corrugation and wood and haphazard shapes.

Next stop, Punta Arenas…

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The roads.

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The dwellings. 

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The machines.

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And the boats.

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2 thoughts on “Puerto Natales, Chile.

  1. Kurt

    That does look really cool! I think I’m gonna enjoy it, Patchwork is my middle name.
    I got some good dirt routes to pass on to you from up this end of Patagonia! Sandy ripio, perfect for the fat tires. Pedal dry, sleep and eat well, Kurt

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    1. Cass Gilbert Post author

      Sandy ripio? Bring it on!

      When you’re in Puerto Natales, be sure to wander down the seafront to the boatyards. The coolest part of town I reckon.

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