Zenfolio | Susan Munroe, Travel Writer | Cochrane, Heart of the Rio Baker
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Modified 16-Mar-12
Created 8-Mar-12
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A small town on the shores of the Rio Baker, Cochrane has a rich history centered around the perseverance of its original settlers, tough gauchos who crossed the Andes and traveled from the northern reaches of Chile in search of a new life. New traditions are growing too, such as Club Nautico Escualo, the local kayaking club. I was welcomed into the home of the Escualos' coach for a month, and found the town to be warm, welcoming, but also nervous about pending changes if the controversial HidroAysen dam project is approved.
AsadoRoasted lambDishing it upLos MusicosAccordion lessonsYoung accordionistRegner OyarzoCarlos CrucesFeria Costumbrista de CochraneCochrane gauchoLas BombachasProud PioneerPioneraEl ChamamePatagonian folk danceJorge, the patriotFestival-goersLa JineteadaHanging onClaudia & Bruno