Still South of Santiago, we are still encountering more bad weather and doing very little as a result. We go to the island of Chiloe, which is famous for its stilt houses over the water and its churches.
Then we went to Valdivia – heading North so the weather improves slightly. The highlight of Valdivia is the fish market. This is right by the river and the fishmongers throw the fish heads over their shoulders, where they are wolfed up by a host of cormorants, pelicans and sealions. When the sealions have had their fill, they swim upstream to a sunbathing platform where they compete noisily for the prime spots.