We took a little bus west to the coast of Chile from Valdivia. Then we took a little boat to a pensula called Corral where there is an old Spanish fort. We watched a re-inactment of an 1820 battle that took place here. The troops under the Spanish were holding down the fort and did not seem to be paying much attention. This could have gone on for years and years. Then, Chilean rebels came and successfully drove out the Spanish. This was one of the battles that eventually lead to Chilean independence.
Click on the link below where there is a sequence of our photos put to piano music played by our host Helen’s daughter Mahani.