Valle del Frances, Torre del Paine

This will be a bit dull for my myriad of readers (right) because unfortunately today was a day that was more about the experience. It was the first day at Explora and involved a beautiful all day hike to a valley between two of the peaks of Torre del Paine to sit and have lunch under a glacier. First woke up to pink light on the mountians. That was rather unforgettable. The hike was exhausting, fulfilling, beautiful and awe-inspiring. All wrapped up in a lovely bundle with lunch, boat ride to the trail head and back to the hotel - where I had the most southernly brewed beer in the world (cool). The evening was spent nursing sore feet in a hot tub on the edge of a glacier run-off lake with a glass of champagne. Remember, threw budget to the wind. Et maintenant les photos.

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Morning boat ride to the hike. 

Morning boat ride to the hike. 

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I'm not a huge fan of hot tubs, but I think this was a brilliant end to the day.

I'm not a huge fan of hot tubs, but I think this was a brilliant end to the day.