Volcan Corcovado and Volcan Chaiten

volcan corocovado

The weather on first day of the voyage was clear (all the other days were overcast with occasional bouts of drizzle).

One of the large and spectacular volcanos we passed on the ferry was Volcan Corcovado (above). Later we would see this same volcano from the air on our flight back from the southern part of the country.

Volcan Chaiten (right) had begun erupting about four months before our trip. When it erupted it forced the evacuation of the nearby town of Chaiten and the inhabitants had still not been able to return when we were there. (Subsequently the Chilean government decided to abandon Chaiten and resettle its inhabitants elsewhere.)

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