Yesterday we left town very late because we were in a battle with the internet connection trying to book our tickets home (internet=1 us=0). We rode past 9pm last night trying to make up some miles so we wouldn’t have so many to ride today to catch our next ferry.
Because of the extra miles we did yesterday we had a relaxing morning and easily did the 32 miles to meet the ferry from Puerto Yungay to Rio Bravo. We are on the last 100km of the Carretera Austral. There were seven other bike travelers on the boat, all headed to Villa O’Higgins. We’ve all been funneled down to this one road. Unless you turn around and go back the way you came, there’s only one way out. Looks like we’ll have company on the hike ’n bike crossing to Argentina.
As we listen to the rain and wind beating against the back wall, we are so thankful for this shelter. We’re also thankful the builders had the foresight to put the solid wall on the windward side. The sign outside says it was completed last month as a public works project. Thank you Government of Chile for building this refugio. It even has an outhouse!