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Apr 6, 2005 - Puerto Eden

We only spent about an hour on the small island of Puerto Eden. Wasnt really much to see, but the ferry had to drop off their weekly supplies and it was nice to get on land after a few rough days in the southern sea. More humorous than anything really...as the only life form we saw of the island were a few stray pups and a well dressed police officer...manning the one and only ped boardwalk. (who knows what kind of problems are caused on an island where the dogs out populate the people...but they must have there reasons!) Its just continues...

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Mar 23, 2005 - Puerto Eden

Nous faisons escale à Puerto Eden. Le cargo est le seul moyen de ravitailler ce petit port de pêcheur. Le village n'a rien de particulier si ce n'est une allure de fin du monde. Ses habitants sont les descendants des indiens jadis exterminés par les conquérants de tout bord. Il ne subsiste que 7 descendants "purs" (c'est à dire de père et de mère de la même éthnie). Ils ont tous plus de 50 ans, autant dire que cette culture est tristement condamnée à disparaître. Leurs ancêtres vivaient nus. Ils s'enduisaient le corps de graisse animale et...

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Feb 26, 2005 - Navimag - island visit and open sea

The crash of the ship's anchor machinery and chains lowering it into the deep Chilean channel woke my friends sleeping in the D-cabin deep within the ship. After breakfast, we visited the small fishing village, Puerto Eden. A young local man took my boatload of tourists around the village. As usual, I stuck close to the guide and asked lots of questions about himself, the island and the inhabitants. PHOTO The main point of interest in this tiny community is that it's home to the last seven Kawesqar families, one of Chile's native tribes....

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