Exploring the Dunes of Reñaca

Published: April 29th 2010
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Reñaca is the town to the north of Valparaiso about 5 miles. There are sand dunes that rise over a thousand feet out of the sea. As we can see them in the distance from our apartment window, we decided it was time to check them out. So we took a short bus ride up the coast and set out onto the sand. It was so windy that the sand was flying everywhere. This made it hard to see the amazing view of the ocean from atop the massive dune.
This weekend there was also an international sailing Regatta of old fashioned galleons passing through town. The ships were from all over the world and hung massive flags trailing in the wind behind them. The coastline was absolutely packed with spectators. When the Chilean ship passed with its glorious flags there was a massive cheer from the crowd. Chileans have a long history of naval battles and have deep rooted pride for the Armada, or Navy. There were around 20 boats in total and all were larger and more magnificent than any floating object we'd ever seen.
In Valparaiso there is likely more public works of art per capita than any other place in the world. Here's a few of my favorites

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29th April 2010

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