After Punta Arenas we flew up to Puerto Montt, met my sister at the air port and spent a couple of nights there. We then got the coach to Valdivia. It's a very pretty city (with the most southerly McDonalds in Chile and I'm afraid to say that we did eat there) with some nice architecture, a very informative mueseum of southern-Chilean history and a colony of Sea Lions living opposite the fish market. We also went on a boat tour of the harbour and to a castle at the entrance to the harbour. Just outside the channel is the top of the mast and superstructure of a ship that was sunk by a tidal-wave generated by the 1960 earthquake.
View Valdivia on a map.