We have returned home uneventfully after a great trip on the road for 4 weeks driving around southern Chile and crossing over briefly into Argentina around Bariloche. All went well and as organised – the accommodation, flights, rental car hire, and transfers.
We thoroughly enjoyed it all and the Patagonian wild country more than met our expectations as the landscape was far more colourful than we expected. We found driving around not to be a problem. There is still a lot of work to be done on parts of the Carretera Austral and looking at the challenges it will be a few years yet before the ambitious plans are finished. Then I expect there will be lots more travellers so we are lucky to get in now before it becomes crowded.