‘W’ is for…

‘W’ trek: Imaginatively named after the shape of a trail, which we covered over 5 days and 4 nights, between Paine Grande and Mirador los Torres, in the Torres del Paine National Park.

Along the way we saw some of the most stunning lakes, mountains, glaciers and wildlife of the trip so far. Highlights had to be: Hiking to the Mirador Britannico, and beyond, on a very bright sunny morning; seeing a ‘huemul’, an endangered and elusive Andean deer; and after 3 attempts, seeing the 3 towers glowing at sunrise. The only lowlight was the very average camping cuisine we cheffed up on our tiny fold-up stove. We learnt the hot way that ‘aji’ is Spanish for ‘very spicy chili’, as we poured an entire packet of sauce over our pasta for dinner one evening. Hot hot hot.

’W’ is also for Will you marry me?: A very romantic proposal on top of a very stormy and windy mountain with over 100 kmph winds and horizontal hail to boot. (See second photo)

The perfect start to our adventures in Chile.

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5 thoughts on “‘W’ is for…

  1. Hi Tom and Caroline,

    Thanks so much for your note on our blog. Have just been checking out your ‘W’ trek post – Your photos of the Torres & the wildlife are absolutely stunning.

    We thought of you guys yesterday as we saw the highlights of the Boca v River Plate match and wondered if you managed to get some tickets? Where abouts are you now?

    Hope you’re both well, stay in touch so we can go for that beer in SW2 or SW4 on our return. I have been craving a pulled pork sandwich from Berkowski’s in Brixton Village for about a month now.

    N+L xx

  2. Tricia again..the last day of september and I,m reading your blogs since we met on PUNTA arenas ferry! Better late than never! Your story telling and pictures are absolutely gorgeous!
    Don,t think you,ll ever outdo yourself on another trip! You are wonderful! God,s continued blessings on you both!

  3. Soooooo happy to hear you are both COMMITTED,! You will get to 46 years like pete and me one day too!🎁💝🍉🎉🍦🏄🎊🍰🏊

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