Dawn the next day revealed the gray skies and drizzle that would be with us for the rest of the trip. At this time of year (late September, which is mid spring) it was still cool and we were thankful for our heavier clothes.
We spent as much time as we could out on the bridge watching as the ship passed down the narrow channels. In this portion of Chile the Andes still form the backbone of the country off to the east, but the coastal range, which is emergent in the north and central portions of the country, is here partially submerged and forms a series of islands. These islands, and the channels between them, were heavily carved by glaciers into an interconnected system of fjords.
The ferry winds and twists through these channels, which are at times very narrow.