Jon Seddon's Photos - South America - Valdivia

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.

Sea Lions sat outside the fish market in Valdivia, Chile, ready to catch any off-cuts from the stalls. This is one of only a few urban sea lion colonies in the world. The sea lions outside the fish market in Valdivia. The market vendors toss fish heads and other scraps over their soulders and they're caught by the sea lions. The view from our boat trip in Valdivia harbour as the sun was setting. The view from our boat trip in Valdivia harbour as the sun was setting.

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