Cochamo, chile

a small town experiencing rapid growth from tourism

Cochamo, Chile is experiencing incredible growth from globalization. The town of about 300 people is expected to house upwards of 3,000 tourists in the high season - the town infrastructure isn't able to handle such influx. Sewage overflows, groceries empty, and the town does everything it can to maintain stability.

Travel Tip: There is some incredible hiking up into the hills of Cochamo. Plan a few extra days here to hike to Refugio Cochamo. 

The Intertidal Zone

In the intertidal zone the clams can breathe, both submerged and exposed. So when the winds begin and the waves crash know that you are not alone.

 

For if a clam can inhale before the glacial melt, and if it can exhale into the sun, then you too can find the breath inside your chest and know life rolls on.

You can tell a lot about a place before it has woken up, when dawn is your only company.
— Trail Notes, 11.21.2016

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