The western edge of Patagonia merges into the Pacific ocean in a most spectacular way. Shifting glaciers and tectonic movement have created a fragmented and dramatic landscape that would tempt any explorer. While the main sea channels bear the names of past expeditions, smaller routes remain uncharted, making the region one of the most remote sailing destinations.
Taking a more established route through the Chilean fjords was an offline experience of breathtaking beauty. As we draw a close to a week of posts on the wonders of Patagonia, here's a Chilean fjords top 5:
5) The remoteness of it all:
4) The sea lions that accompanied the boat:
3) The spectacular sunrises:
2) The glaciers that rippled down the mountainsides:
1) The minke whales that surrounded the boat as we headed out to open waters: