The quake

Hello all. Yes Susanne we did feel the quake. My bad. I’d promised to always write a reassuring note after a quake because we frightened folk by not doing so after the quake in 2010. (We were safe in Argentina by then and didn’t realize folk would worry.)

The librarian evacuated the library. After a while everyone shrugged and went back in. I’m pleased to report we Canadian tourists were already on our way out the door when the librarian issued her order! We understand there was no damage from the tremor. It was a good drill and reminder what the danger feels like.

I’m having a solo adventure– just me, the 4×4 and my trusty Jibbigo iPhone translator. I’m suffering separation anxiety–a sign being more than 3 feet away from S for a day is probably a good idea. I will scout out our next stop–probably La Serena. It’s a big city so better to be a little familiar with it before dragging the casa rodante into town.

Always nice to find a stop where there is both functioning wifi AND toilet paper in the banyo.

Hug. M







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