Archive for September, 2014
In Patagonia: Benja and Jackie hike along Magellan Strait, to the southernmost lighthouse on the American continent!
What a great hike with my old buddy Benjamín! Benja and I met nearly 11 years ago, when he was just 14. I was photographing the week-long Patagonia Expedition race, which finished at the San Isidro lighthouse, and Benja’s family runs the hostería there. In spite of our huge age difference, he and I became great friends, and that friendship – both with him and his family – has endured and grown over the years. So, when I was returning to Punta Arenas (southern Patagonia, Chile) for this very short trip, I wrote to him to ask if he wanted to spend a day hiking into the lighthouse. He immediately responded YES! Read the rest of this entry »
And here I am, back in Punta Arenas, Chilean Patagonia. This is the southernmost city on the American continent (yes, Ushuaia is further south – but it’s on the island of Tierra del Fuego). I’ve spent a lot of time here in the past, but it’s been several years now since I was here. I arrived in Punta Arenas last night, after a 33 hr journey from home (car-float plane-four other flights-and car). I met my buddy Benjamín (who you will hear more about soon) for a quick bite to eat when I got in, then I slept in for 11 hrs! I was awoken by a phone call from another old friend Rodgrigo, and I met him and his new wife and hew babay for lunch (and told them about my new husband!). Then I went for a little jog along the shores of Magellan Strait Read the rest of this entry »