Ensenada to Panguipulli

Today was a beautiful day. We could just barely see the volcano popping out of the clouds as we left Ensenada.

We drove through some idyllic country to Panguipulli where we are tonight.

Panguipulli sits on a lake also named Panguipulli. The volcano Shashuenco is in the distance.

You may have seen Chile in the news lately. There have been demonstrations all over the country. Here is a New York Times article about the unrest. We have seen broken and boarded up windows everywhere we have been.

Because of the demonstrations we have decided to err on the side of caution and change our itinerary. We will not go to any of the big cities where the rioting has been the worst. We have taken Santiago, Concepcion, and Valparaíso off our itinerary and are instead staying out in the countryside.