After one night in the big building, we moved to one of the small cabins so we could have a kitchen. They were cosy buildings with a loft bedroom from which you could watch the waves crashing on the rocks.
Not being a religious person, I think that places like this are the closest that I get to spirituality. It is very easy to feel connected to the earth and nature and to understand how small I am in the big picture. I’m sure it wouldn’t be the same in peak season with kids running around and other guests staying here. I didn’t really want to leave but after the third day it was time to move on.
As soon as we got to Chiloe, we headed off toward the Pinguinera, Punihuil. The roads were terribly muddy and for a while we were worried we wouldn’t get there. We eventually saw a sign for cabanas and wowed by the beautiful landscape we followed them. A lady at a farm showed us a funny building with individual rooms and two big rooms with not much furniture but amazing views. We started exploring the property and found seven cabanas, a restaurant and a sad looking sauna and hot-tub.
It was hard not to keep looking at the landscape, it made up for the fact that we had missed the penguins.