Questionable sanity, unquestionable heroics

We climbed this striking feature of geography to enjoy the view of the beach (although I was not well enough for us to enjoy a swim in the ocean). Normally I wouldn’t post such postcard snaps, but they serve to illustrate a good story. While showing S the nice photo with the ship yards and fishing fleet in the background just as requested, my hat with the pretty hatband blew off–and over the railing. In a feat of questionable sanity but unquestionable heroics, S went under the fence to rescue it for me. We gripped hands until he was sure his footing was secure, but it still took several minutes on a bench to recover from the terror he’d go over the edge. It can still raise my heart rate just to look at the photos.


Sunny Rancagua

Season’s greetings

New Years Eve, 2012

En route to Talca

New home

The ocean

Our first empanadas

Ellas & Ellos


Lucretia et al.

Lolol, 6:00 pm

Houses, post earthquake

Señor Cyclist

Functional and directional chaos

Chez casa rodante

Lapostolle winery

Off-roading with the casa rodante

Favourite spot

Viu Manent


Summer church

Little wool shop

Juan y Medio

Beach talk

A fence and the ocean

We love things that start with S

Airing our laundry in public

The quake

What a night

Ovalle arts festival

The next stage

Commune with nature

A writer’s haven

Shopping trip


Thrashing grain, 2013

Invited for asado (barbecue)


Visiting the alpacas

Un-ending adventure

One-day wonder

We will leave this valley Wednesday


Brown toes

View from my desk

He’s done!


Questionable sanity, unquestionable heroics

Fish market

Good Friday, pt. l

Good Friday, pt. ll

Good Friday, pt. lll


Aguas Calientes

Hikes around the Aguas


Exploring Arequipa

Santa Catalina


Final post