Not on this trip anyways. I was looking for a flight for early next week but forgot this is busy season south of the Ecuator. Flights are in the $2200 range and off season they are $600 so its off season for me. Leg number 2 of this journey is going to take me back to Canada for a short time in May then off to Asia via New Zealand. Coming back this way using Spirit Air out of Buffalo is a great option. Then to Easter Island, Tahiti, New Caledonia and New Zealand. I might find a way to get to Pitcairn Island as well (Home of the boys from Mutiny on the Bounty) and a few of the other Pacific Island. None the less. The $$$ I was going to spend on Easter Island now goes to the fine folks living in the Pantagonia region and I can take my time going through there. Disappointing? Sure a bit, but this journey is all about options and adaptation. Pantagonia is a great alternative. The boys of Rapa Nui are not going anywhere.
However this was a green flag day and nobody was in the water. I did read there are serious rip tides that are constant but what gives. Screw it, off I went with the standard runnig down to the water and just dive right in. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD the water was cold and I mean but clenching cold. If I had a piece of coal up my ass you could have pulled out a diamond. Now wonder nobody was swimming.
So lets review, great beaches with large construction projects all up and down the coast and an ocean that is full of rip tides and the water is ice cold thus nobody swimming. So this is all about the Tans and the Sun Sets
I am going to bolt to Santiago and Valparasio. I need a little nightlife and loud music for a week, then head off into Pantagonia. This was a nice stop ever but this country goes on forever, I need to get some miles behind me.