Thursday, 10 January 2013

Highs and lows of Chaihuin

Today we travelled further south from Valdivia to the site of Chaihuin, on the Pacific coast. There's a good marsh here and even better, far fewer horseflies than at previous sites! After a few problems ascertaining land ownership due to our miserable grasp of Spanish, we eventually got onto the marsh to sample. We collected lots of samples from the present day marsh, as well as finding tsunami deposits and some promising older sediment sequences.

Just a shame about the 3 hours it took us to get back, after getting stuck behind a lorry full of shells travelling at 10 km/hr and it taking an hour and a half to get a ferry across the estuary!

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