RAIN, OUR HOUSE, AND THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF CASTRO! Life in Winter on the Isla de Chiloe is much much rainier than I imagined! I’ve lived in Seattle and then we were in Vietnam for 1.5 years–these places are famous for their rain. Vietnam even goes through a Monsoon Season! Yet nothing compares to this Chilote… Continue reading Lluvia, Nuestra Casa, y Los Barrios de Castro!
This is extremely important…. THEY ARE HERE! THEY’VE ARRIVED, IT’S TIME!!! BRUSSELS SPROUTS ARE IN SEASON AND IN THE SUPERMARKET!!! I’ve been waiting patiently and today, I was rewarded. Brussels sprouts are one of my absolute favorite veggies of all time and in our little town of Castro, Chile, you never see things if they aren’t… Continue reading OMG OMG OMG!!!
Fantastic! A resolution has been reached between the government and the fishermen and women of the Isla de Chiloe! May 19th marked the return of the ferries and supply trucks to the island, after Ancud finally agreed to the terms presented. I’m not exactly sure what these terms are, but I’m thankful for them! The… Continue reading It’s Over! Resolution on Chiloe Island!
Hola amigos…finally some good things have happened! Apparently a deal was struck between the government and the fishermen! Yay! Castro is no longer blocked off from other cities on the island! Yay! However, the ferries in Ancud and Quellon are still not in service. I’m not sure why. So we are still in limbo on… Continue reading Isla de Chiloe: Update
We are entering the second week of protests here on the Island of Chiloe in southern Chile. Fishermen in the Los Lagos Region were banned from fishing locally due to the salmon industry polluting the waters of the Pacific Ocean in the area. They have united with the Chilote people to get the attention of the… Continue reading Trapped on Chiloe
I’m not sure if you guys have seen anything about what is happening recently on our little island of Chiloe but it is crazy! I’m not entirely sure of the details but apparently tons and tons of rancid salmon were dumped into the ocean near Ancud (about 50 miles to the north of Castro). SomosChiloe‘s… Continue reading What’s Going On!?
This fishing trip was my favorite one in Chile so far. A while back, we headed out to the area of Rahue, which is southwest of Castro. It can be accessed by bus, but I’ve been told the schedule is not that regular. It is a few miles past Cucao and is close to a popular… Continue reading Ocean Fishing!