22 October 2012

Wind cloud, Puerto Natales

We boarded the ferry in the evening to sleep aboard in readiness for a pre-dawn departure. Many of us stayed on deck watching the last light fade and the wind clouds form over mountains, fjords, water. I took one last look at Puerto Natales, knowing in all likelihood I might never see it again.

[6 December 2011, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 14–45 mm at 14 mm, ISO 200, 1/100 at f8]

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Anne-Marie said...

Lovely. Are these indicators of north-westerlies?

pohanginapete said...

Anne-Marie, I think the wind direction's likely to be different, but the conditions that mean they resemble the famous Canterbury Nor'westers are similar. They should indicate gales and bad weather, but in Patagonia pretty much anything can be used as an indicator of bad weather because it's sure to arrive soon.

That being said, I was amazingly lucky, and didn't strike much in the way of truly appalling weather (this year's Spring here is worse!)

twoscamps said...

Oh how lovely this scene! I really liked Pto Natales as well. It truly seemed like a place that I could stay awhile.... Cheers. Maureen

Zhoen said...

You just never know where life may blow you, though. Anyway, it lives in your heart now.

pohanginapete said...

Maureen, I'm not surprised you and Eric enjoyed Puerto Natales. I wonder what it's like in the height of the summer, though? We were there in the shoulder season and already it was starting to get touristy. In five years' time, will it be another El Calafate? (I hope not.)

Zhoen, a friend has a favourite expression: "May the winds of time blow you in the direction of happiness". So far, they're doing a good job.