Tuesday, 15th November. By Paul.
We are on Chiloe in northern Patagonia, seeking seafood as this island is famous for it. The lonely planet outlines two ourstanding places to eat, in different towns, and we have to catch buses.
First stop is Quemchi, and we arrive in the town at low tide, with all the brightly painted boats high and dry on the beach. There is also a colourful church, which are also special in Chiloe. We find the restaurant and have lunch. The crab empanadas are awesome and the waiter takes us into the kitchen to see them being made. The fish is fresh and equally delectable. Once we finish, we then set our sights on getting to Tenaun, which means changing buses in Castro.
We have time to check out the church in Castro and the inside is all wooden, but made in a style as if it was stone. We get to Tenaun, a tiny town where a UNESCO heritage church is, and meet Miralla who runs a local B&B. She makes us dinner and brings out eight clams, freshly grilled with cheese and capsicum on top. Jodie feels sorry for me as she knows I’ll force one down to be polite, but is excited at the prospect of eating seven clams.
To Jodie’s dismay, I eat my first clam and love it. I then have a second, then third… absolutely delicious. Salmon comes next and we get an avocado and tomato salad…..all are really great. A perfect end the day.