24 January 2015

Final photos of Corral!

The tsunami sign and cute little cemetery are not really supposed to go together other than that the photos were taken within a few meters of each other.  Southern Chile is, however, both rainy (potential explanation for above ground graves?) and tectonically active.  The region is known for its earthquakes.  Since we've been here, we've felt two little ones.  The second one I actually didn't feel at all, and the first one was little more than a jiggle.  But when the earth is moving about, its possible to get waves, enormous waves, of the tsunami variety.  All around Corral were signs for tsunami evacuation routes.  I was wondering how useful those very steep, over grown paths would be in a real emergency.  I don't think we'll move to Corral anytime soon.

In other news, the past two weeks Pablo's parents have been visiting us!  We went on some fun adventures together that I hope to share with you soon.  In the meantime, enjoy your weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I didn't really think of Chile as being a Tsunami zone ? Apparently, the Southern Hemisphere has Tsunami's and the Northern Hemisphere has Tidal waves ? Do the winds of a Tsunami go in the opposite direction. The above ground graves remind me of New Orleans. Are these that close to "sea level"? New Orleans is actually below Sea Level. Makes perfect sense to construct a City below sea level...Not. It is definitely winter in this part of the Northern Hemisphere...it is snowing at present.