This is our 100th blog post. A bit of a milestone, along with the reading on our odometer ticking over 15,000 km today. Hard to believe it’s been almost one year on the road.
Yesterday was National Pisco Day in Chile. So, what better way to mark that event than to imbibe in some Pisco. Earlier in the day we had run into our friend Eleanor, a fellow traveller we met way back at the start of the Careterra Austral in Villa O’Higgins. The three of us headed down to the beach in La Serena, a 10-kilometre stretch of sand in a large bay. As the sun sank toward the horizon we found a little place on the beach to mark Pisco Day and had some seafood to go with it.
Today, we cycled west from La Serena into the Elqui Valley, famous for its Pisco and clear skies, which has resulted in a bunch of observatories being built here. Some of the world’s largest telescopes can be found here in northern Chile. On tomorrow’s agenda: a visit to a Pisco distillery and an observatory. Booze and stars. What more could one ask for.