Archive for February, 2008

Move To Valdivia

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Well I’ve finally got round to posting some photos of my move to Valdivia. It’s been all go and I’ve spent a shed load of money, for me anyway, on equiping the house, fridge washing machine, bed etc, etc, etc. Let’s start with where I am for those of you who don’t know Chile. Here’s an image from googleearth, the yellow pin indicates the location of Valdivia in South America. (Click on the images to view them full size)
The next image is of the Region de Los Rios, the region of which Valdivia is the capital. The yellow pins indicate Valdivia and on the coast Calfuco where the marine station is, and where I’ll be working most of the time.
The next image is of Valdivia and indicates where my house is in relation to the main campus of the university on the Isla Teja.
This final googleearth image indicates where my house is in relation to Sandra’s
So that’s the geography out of the way, now some photos of the house. It what you might call a basement appartment 🙂 It has one large bedroom and a living room, between the two is a wide passage which forms the kitchen, behind the living room is another small bedroom, and behind that the bathroom.
Sandra’s house is down in front of mine
And I’ve got some friendly neighbours


Monday, February 4th, 2008

We saw these Orcas (Killer Whales) infront of the station at Calfuco. There are a lot of Sealions around the point at the moment and they were all hugging the coast while the Orcas were around.