How often does one get to photograph a sunrise without getting out of bed?
For me, the answer is probably once in my lifetime. (If all goes well, my iPhone will upload the photo and I’ll be able to share the view).
The “Enjoy Chiloe” Hotel in Castro, the capital of Chiloe Island, makes the most of its spectacular location. All rooms have floor to ceiling windows facing the bay. And the bay experiences spectacular tides. That photo was taken during low tide. During high tide, the inhabitants are grateful their houses were built on stilts!
The hotel has a spa, a casino and a nightclub. The casino held zero appeal for me, but the night club definitely had potential, until I say the sign posting the hours it was as open. Midnight to 5 AM??!! Not for this girl. That left the spa. The choice was between pool and hot tub versus drinking pisco sours and wine on the terrace.
Here’s what I chose.
Yes, each region has its own take on pisco sours. Chiloe Island adds a berry that only grows locally which gives it the unusual color.
We were blessed with perfect weather, which made our boat trip to view the Magellanic penguins delightful.
We had a unique way to board our boat. What looked like a shopping cart was pulled into the bay.
No need to get our feet wet.
There is so much more to say about this wonderful island, but it is time to leave for Puerto Montt.