Saturday, November 13, 2004

Torres del Paine, Chile [1988]

My Mum recently let me know she's planning on visiting the south of Chile, and asked if I had any ideas. That question got me looking through some old photos of mine, where I found this one I chose to scan.

While in this area, I was struck by the number of flamigos I saw within a couple days hike from where I took this photo! I took this photo in June of 1988 while in Torres del Paine, Chile, when I found myself backpacking through this very desolate area. I had arrive in Punta Arenas, off the Straits of Magellan, by merchant boat (this one?) from Puerto Montt. (Flying is a civilized alternative!) The distinctive rock formation is very typical of this area. Here's what National Geographic has to say about travelling in this area.

VVFC Extrication Training.

New idea for Detroit: Articulated doors!
See more photos of our training at the Habicht's photo website. You can also read Simon's related blog entry.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Peter gone fishing.

While Amelia and Cady were visiting Grandma in Florida, Peter created this fishing station by himself- very impresive, if I may say so!