I’ve had a quiet week here in Puerto Montt. I’ve taken a few smaller rides in the area, done a bunch of reading, some writing of my cycling book and otherwise relaxed in the area. Puerto Montt is an OK town, a bit wetter than Bariloche and I’m glad I spent more time on the drier side of the Andes.
Spotted these cyclists on one of my rides. I’ve actually seen at least three other sets of touring cyclists, though when I don’t have all my touring gear, we no longer stop on both sides of the road as they assume I am a local.
There are several different shipyards further to the west as well as some smaller fishing boats.
Small churches in the countryside.
The big church in middle of town.
Restaurants and other places around town.
TDA group arrives on November 21st and the following day is a rest day. This means our first full day cycling from here starts on Thanksgiving day. Expect to put out an update before then. After that, less clear how frequently I can update because we’ll be camping more and because I expect less wifi or cell service.