Sunday, May 13, 2012

Surf's up! And some awesome glacier.

On April 28th and 29th, we headed to Pichilemu, Chile which is a small town but a big name for surfers looking for huge waves.  Several competitions are held here during the year and we went to check out one of them with some friends Leanne, Diego, and Jose.  This particular contest was called "Analog Pichilemu, Air and Style".  Waves can get up to 30 feet or more apparently and the rocks make it a very tricky place to surf.  We didn't see any 30 footers but it was still pretty exciting to watch.

Mark in a wet-suit.  His fourth time surfing.  He actually caught a few waves but his wife can't work a camera so she failed to catch the incredible moments.

Jose and Diego.  They are the photographer and designer of a surfing magazine called Lineas.  Diego also runs a skateboard magazine called Descaro.

Punta de Lobos (Wolves' Point)
Bompletos is a play on words combining "Bomberos" or Firemen and "Completos" which are hot dogs.  Chileans love their hot dogs which are often served topped with avocado, tomatoes, cheese, sauerkraut, and any other number of goodies.  

To celebrate Mark's 31st birthday, we hiked up to the San Francisco glacier.  This is about 100 kilometers outside of Santiago and it was a lovely day trip.
These gentlemen were having a family reunion and called us off of the trail to show us natural mineral water coming out of the ground.  Agua con gas for free?  We'll take it!


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