I made my final flight just in time. You could probably hear my sigh of relief around the globe. Now on the 3rd leg of my trip (still day #2), my travel itinerary was back on schedule. And, I had a window seat to witness the spectacular transformation of the Chilean landscape below me.
I also had wonderful company on the flight. I sat next to a Chilean mother and her eight-year-old daughter. The little girl seemed intrigued by my blonde hair and poor ability to speak Spanish. We both giggled as we tried to communicate with one another. Even with our language barrier, she persistently pointed to objects around us, pronounced their Spanish names deliberately, and waited until I repeated them back correctly.
I would then repeat the same gesture to her in English. Within our 4 1/2 hour flight, we learned to communicate with one another and share our travel stories. The girl and her mother were traveling to the southernmost city in Chile to celebrate New Year’s Eve with their family. I would only spend a couple of nights in the same city before departing on the last leg of my journey to Palmer Station, Antarctica. Any ideas where our flight landed? Here’s a hint… this port city is considered a Gateway to the Antarctic.
Check out the video to learn where our flight landed.
What geological features are found near the flight path? How did they form?