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"That afternoon I took the us on to Pargua and the ferry across to Chiloé Island.


The Port of Ancud, founded in 1765 by the Spanish, who built a fort there, is the largest town on the island. Like Puerto Montt, it is built mainly of wood, with an attractive little harbour full of blue and yellow painted fishing boats. 


I had no trouble finding a small guest house on the main street, £3 B&B. To make up for what I was saving on the B&B, I decided to treat myself to a good meal of local salmon at the best restaurant in town. With wine and all the trimmings the bill came to about £5.


I had two nights in Ancud which gave me the chance to have an easy day enjoying the peacefulness of the area. I would like to have spent much longer on the island but I was beginning to worry that the nice weather I had been enjoying might soon change, and I would not be able to make the trip I had planned, namely to cross the lakes between the mountains and visit Bariloche in Argentina. It was already 6th April and winter was starting to set in, so it was with some reluctance I headed back to Puerto Montt, and on to Puerto Varas, from where the route started." - MH

Ancud on Chiloé Island, 1990

  • All items are produced from original paintings by Martyn Hanks.

    Prints: Size is A4 (8.27" x 11.69"/210 x 297mm). Printed onto high quality 245gsm fine art watercolour paper to give the print an authentic look and feel. Supplied in a textured off white mount size 12" x 16" (305 x 406mm), backed and sealed in a clear cellophane wrap and delivered in a protective carton to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.

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