South America Blog

   This is the journey I have always dreamed of,  to ride my motorcycle across the Americas. 

   Follow me as I travel south from Texas to the tip of South America on my BMW GS.   

    Here's a view of the  Map 

No Ferry Today

On this day I rode south to Puerto Montt to board a ferry for Puerto Chaiten, Chile.  However, due to the eruption of a volcano that had been dormant for over 9,000 years, authorities evacuated the residents and closed the Port of Puerto Chaiten.  According to the authorities, there was deformation on one side of the volcano cone and they feared that something major was about to happen.

At this point I was forced to sit and wait to see what would happen next.  I decided to return to Puerto Varas and just hang out for a while.