Saturday, January 12, 2013

Fly Fishing Patagonia Argentina: Day 11 in Chile

Day 11: 140 days left.

Before I start, I would like to mention that you may experience a few format and grammatical errors.  I am doing my best to put my best English forward, but I simply do not have the time to thoroughly edit/review everything I would take too much time.  In advance, thanks for understanding.

Next to Live Free or Die, I would like to add: Good Luck Mo-Fo

Imagine that you bought a super fish mobile and shipped to South America.  Now imagine that your license plates were stolen, one tire is destroyed and your brake line's that for a start!  Now think about how would you never want your license plates to to be stolen again.  What ideas would you come up with?

As you can see from the photo above, I have created a new security system for my LFD license plate.  I went to the Home Center (the Chilean equivalent of Home Depot) and browsed the isle's with locks, cable and chains. I saw the above product and immediately came up with this idea.  I think the next step, to completely ensure that my plate will never be stolen again, is to have a welder pin down the corners, if possible.  I give full credit for this idea to Jamie Millar, a fellow NH fishing buddy who has been following my blog.  The other plate will sit on top of the dashboard, inside the truck, and too never leave the truck.  

The rest of my day?  

I spent the rest of the day putzing around my,  loading up the truck with my fishing/camp gear and clothes.  What I learned, I have tons of room for gear/equipment and then some.  I also had to tighten the bolts on the rear roof rack.  

Mi Casa, Su Casa
Already for luggage, kayaks and more

All clean and ready to go

Tomorrow is Sunday (Sabado) and as much as I want to get to the rivers in Argentina, I have decided to drive to the Pacific ocean.  Why?  The coastline in/around Santiago is beautiful; actually stunning. In past trips, I have seen a little bit of the coastline, but almost 90% of what I have seen has been a good 20 hours south (Patagonia).  I will be taking Roger and Renata from Brazil, and Alex from Hungary. We plan to stay at least one night and come back the next day.  I can't wait to go for a swim in the Pacific ocean and then break out my travel hammock  and take a nice long snooze under the palm trees.  

That's it for now folks.  

Hasta  Luego Amigos.

PS. Thule Aero Bars is holding the roof rack system together.  They are light and strong, clip on and off easily, and lock.  The wooden rack on the back is custom designed and hand made of marine plywood and walnut. The purpose of the oval holes are to tie down equipment. The front, black colored cargo rack is made by Surco  It is light, but I have to test it, so at this point, I can't say if it's a good product, or not.