Pictures from our trip to Valdivia 5/26/03 - 5/28/03

View from our hotel room (to the left)

View from our hotel room (to the left)

View from our hotel room (to the right)

View of Valdivia from across the river (River Calle Calle). View of church, fish market, center of town.

View of Valdivia from across the river (River Calle Calle). View of courthouse.

View of Valdivia from across the river (River Calle Calle). View of fish market, boat launch.

View of Valdivia from across the river (River Calle Calle). View of fish market, boat launch.

View of Valdivia from across the river (River Calle Calle). View of courthouse.

Llamas. Really. They're there. You have to look closely (or at the next picture).

Llamas. Really. They're there. Easier to see this time, right?

Check out the alpha male.

View from our hike in the woods.

View from our hike in the woods.

View from our hike in the woods.

Fish market in downtown Valdivia.

Sea lions near the fish market (they're no fools).

Sea lions near the fish market (they're no fools).

Kathy in front of the boat that we went on for our river tour.

View across the river from Valdivia (River Calle Calle). The building in the picture is a museum.

Up close and personal.

Up close and personal.

For tickets for the boat tour.

View direct from our seats.

View of fish market before we left the docks.

View of fish market when we were leaving the docks.

View of fish market. Note where the sea lions are.

View of fish market from the boat.

View of Valdivia from the boat.

Rainbow as seen from the boat.

Kathy with a rainbow through her head.

Kathy with a rainbow through her head.

View of rainbow from boat.

Very happy with the boat ride.

That's better!

Boat at landing point, near abandoned Spanish fort.

If you look closely you'll see some sheep running away. It turns out that there was a stray dog chasing them to get our attention. The sheep were petrified.

The sheep continue to run. Couldn't get the dog in the picture.

After the dog left, the sheep returned.

Sheep.

Eric at the Spanish fort.

Kathy at the Spanish fort.

Kathy at the Spanish fort.

Kathy at the Spanish fort.

Kathy at the Spanish fort.

Kathy and Eric at the Spanish fort.

View from fort

View from fort

Sheep...again. This is on the way back to the boat.

Kathy herding the sheep. The dog was on break.

Kathy and Eric on the boat.

"We're Kings of the World!" So this guy on the boat says to us, from out of nowhere, "Have you taken the picture yet?" We look confused. "You know, from the movie," he continues. We continue looking confused. He demands to take our picture like this. Apparently something from "Titanic." We just thought it was silly.

Sunset as seen on the boat.

Had to make sure we got a good picture.

This is our hotel as seen from the boat as we passed by.

This is our hotel as seen from the boat as we passed by.

This is our hotel as seen from the boat as we passed by.

Our room is the second from the left on the first floor.

Our room is the second from the left on the first floor.

Sea lion, upon our return from the boat trip.

Sea lion, upon our return from the boat trip.

Now getting pissed about all the flashes from the camera.

Birds outside our hotel room in the morning.

Birds outside our hotel room in the morning.

Birds outside our hotel room in the morning.

During the day at the fish market.

Okay. It's not just a fish market. They also sell fruit and vegetables, but the smell was really terrible.

Directly across the fruit and vegetables. Mmmm.

Begging for fish heads.

Getting fish heads thrown at him.

Getting fish heads thrown at him.

View across the river. Note the sea lions on the patio.

There were lots of them. They made a lot of odd noises.

Continuing with the fish heads. Rolly polly fish heads. Eat them up! Yum!

Sea lion

View from botanic gardens

View from botanic gardens

View from botanic gardens

View from botanic gardens

Inside the Kunstmann Brewery. We took a personalized tour through the brewery. This is the only decent beer in Chile. Soon to be sold in the U.S. as Andes Beer.

Inside the Kunstmann Brewery

Getting pasteurized.

Kegs being filled.

Kegs getting filled.

Putting the beer in their containers for retail sale.

Moving from the labeling machine to the guy packing them.

The labeling machine.

The labeling machine.

Moving to be labeled.

Kathy in front of beer vats.

Kathy

Eric

Eric -- now we were getting pretty silly. Didn't even drink any of the beer inside. We swear.

Kathy

Kathy

Kathy at sign

Kathy at sign

Brewery