I am embarrassed to say how little I knew about South America. I've never been good at geography. But if I've been to a country I can now visualize it on the map in my mind. Now I know that Chile is a very long and narrow country with the Andes on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other.
We were there at such a good time of the year, October and November being their Spring and there were flowers everywhere.
California poppies were especially abundant. The theory is that the workers from California brought the seeds and in this perfect climate, they proliferated. Every meadow along the roadside was full of them. I couldn't get a good shot from the coach, but when we stopped at this place along the ocean I took a lot of pictures.
Cultivated flowers were also in profusion.
A huge group of seals, sunning on the rocks.
We took a cable car passing through miles of beautiful wine country to visit a winery in the Colchagua Valley. Chilean wine is very good and the scenery was breathtaking.
Be sure to click on the pictures for a bigger view and come back tomorrow for Uruguay.