Friday, April 20, 2012
What would have been the best part of this voyage? The long days at sea, or port calls at small South American coastal towns? I'm just glad that someone who knew how to take a good photograph was a long for the trip. The first photo is of Talcahuana, Chili. According to the 2002 census, Talcahuana had over 250,000 people. On February 27, 2010, an 8.8 earthquake and tsunami hit the Chilean coast near Talchuana and made 80% of the population homeless. The mayor estimates that it will take at least a decade to recover. The port in the final picture is Gatico, like Caleta Coloso, seen in the first post from this collection is in the Antofogasta section of the country. It has less than 1,000 residents as of 2002. Click on the second photo in the column to get a better view of the steamship in the distance.
Written on the backs of the photos, top to bottom, "Talcahuana, Chile," "Magellan Straights," "Straights of Magellan," "Evangelisten, West of the Magallen Straights," and "Gatico, Chili."