We went to Patagonia with Dinnie and Grandpa.
This was our first boat tour going to see the Serrano glacier.
We made some stops along the way to see some sea lions squidged on a small rock trying to share heat, and some chilly looking penguins clinging to a rock.
I was surprised by how blue the glacier was when we finally saw it.
We stopped to have a traditional Chilean meal, but Emily and I were a lot more interested in the cute puppy and the slightly grumpy horse we found in a corral out the back.
On our second day we walked to a hotel for lunch which which was a converted meat packing and refrigeration factory. It had an art gallery at the top in a huge open loft, with some scary floorboard that you could see through, and bounced when you walked on them.
Downstairs there was lots of old machinery that made Grandpa Gosling get quite excited.
That evening Mummy and Daddy forced us to go to a gin making distillery in the local town. Mummy ran there and the rest of us took a taxi.
We had a tour and the guy made us put our heads in the making-pot which smelt REALLY bad.
Here is the whole family when we went to see the Grey Glacier.
We had to cross a bridge which wobbled crazily as we walked. The worrying thing was that if it broke or we fell in, the water was below freezing temperature so we could die. When we were approaching the glacier the wind became very strong and you had to hold onto your hat unless you wanted to lose it in the lake.
The glacier was huge and very craggy. We managed to get close to it in the boat, even though there were lots of icebergs floating in the water.
Afterwards we had a drink that was cooled by glacier ice!
On the long boat journey we did our puzzle books with Grandpa.
We went on a 4*4 car tour to the Torres del Paine national park and we stopped at some beautiful places. The first one was what they called the ‘Two Horns’. After that we went to see a waterfall that was amazingly powerful. We stopped to see some really really cute guanacos (fluffier llamas) which were very friendly so we took a selfie.
On the last day before we got on the airplane we decided to go horseriding so as not to waste the day waiting inside. We got GRANDPA ON A HORSE!!!!! He looked really good.
I rode a horse which was the biggest and the most grumpy so he didn’t want to go near any of the other horses.
On the way to the airport we saw a beautiful rainbow coming over the mountains so we stopped to take a picture!
It was sad to leave Patagonia but at the same time we were excited because it was Christmas next, and Dinnie and Grandpa would be with us to celebrate.