So it took us 22 days to drive from the equator to the Tropic of Capricorn! We stopped at a huge metal monument that marks the line where the sun is right above your head at the summer solstice.
That was about the most adventurous thing we did today, as we still had to figure out the insurance puzzle. We stopped at a car dealer and he made some phone calls to an insurance office down town. We made an appointment there at 3:00pm and after lunch we went over. It took a lot of phone calls – and we had to come back at 4:30pm – but it worked! They had to make a lot of phone calls to head office and they had to be creative putting our details in the computer, but tomorrow morning we can go pick up our insurance policy! Pretty boring though, huh? Again we were impressed with how friendly the people are here – from the taxi driver who told us it was quicker to walk than take a taxi to the car dealer who made all the necessary phone calls.
We drove to the outskirts of the city to a no-frills campground. Although the sun was out, it was quite windy on the beach so we didn’t stay outside for very long.
Tomorrow we will drive a bit further south to a nice statue in the desert and then we need to be back in Antofagasta to pick up our policy. From there we drive into the mountains… so tonight will be our last night by the Pacific Ocean!
As warm as the sun, as silly as fun
As cool as a tree, as scary as the sea
As hot as fire, cold as ice
Sweet as sugar and everything nice