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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Jaro and his bike are now in Chile....


In the 1960s, this area experienced a magnitude 9 earthquake.  Not much remained standing and there is always a risk of tsunami.


My first bike ride out of Valdivia, west to the coast.  Just a little two hour ride going south-west to Niebla at the entrance to the Bay of Valdivia, and then north along the Pacific coast to Los Molinos and the end of the pavement.


Quite challenging terrain, with the road going up and down all the time, including some very steep grades.


The nice surprise was near the end on the way back - a view of Volcan Villarica - which is quite a ways away to the north-east of Valdivia and NOT visible from the city.


The salt marsh just west of Valdivia.....




Photos belong to Jaro Franta.

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