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Photos Posted: May, June & July 2008

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Photos for May, June & July 2008 are now posted at: May: http://dhackney.smugmug.com/Travel-Photos-by-Year/2008/2008-05-May/ June: http://dhackney.smugmug.com/Travel-Photos-by-Year/2008/2008-06-June/ July: http://dhackney.smugmug.com/Travel-Photos-by-Year/2008/2008-07-July/ .

Just Ask

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  10:15 AM I was sitting at the table outside the gas station using their WiFi to finish our monthly finances when I first noticed it. It was something on the underside of the truck. It looked like we picked …

La Tirana

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  Every year there is a festival at La Tirana, Chile. La Tirana has about 250 full time residents. Over 10,000 people come to La Tirana for the festival. This year, we were two of those people.Click here for the …

Fuso Units at Work

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  We visited the world’s largest open pit copper mine at Chuquicamata, Chile today. While we were there we had the chance to see the trucks referenced in the post “Fuso Units” at work. The mine uses 94 of these …

DG 080

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  Prior to departing for South America I collected a set of GPS waypoints from prior overlanders. They included service locations, fuel stops, points of interest and, most importantly, camp sites. We like to find our own places, make our …

Fuso Units

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Those of you who remember the post “How Big is Big” will remember that we try to express size in units other than arbitrary measures such as meters or feet. Today’s example uses units of Fuso. Yesterday we found something …

The Shrine

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

You approach as any new pilgrim would after a long, long journey across the dry, dusty desert. You approach with trepidation. You approach with wonder. You approach with reverence. Click here for the rest of the story: www.hackneys.com/travel/chile/docs/theshrine.pdf .  

Relative Humidity

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

We crossed the border between Argentina and Chile at Chile Chico on 29 March 2008. We drove west until we hit the Carretera Austral and then turned left. For the next 87 days we were in wet, foggy and chilly …

Market Town Saturday Night

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

We broke the rule. We knew the rule. We knew it very well. It was kind of hard not to know the rule since we wrote it ourselves. It is a simple rule. A just a few words rule. An …

The Boots

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

We both wanted to buy real hiking boots before we departed the U.S. for this journey. The task slipped down the To Do list until we found ourselves at REI a day or two before we flew out, sitting in …