After the bad night I had last night, I woke up early to go for a run along the highway. It was absolutely gorgeous running along the side of the huge river Calle Calle with the trees on either side in the fresh morning air. Then I showered in the camping with hot water, got dressed and ready, and folded up all the sleeping bags and blankets and reilflated the mattresses while Nancy prepared breakfast. Then we all walked out to the highway and took the micro into Valdivia. We went to Entrelagos chocolate factory and had some ice cream, and then went to the river and walked along the side.We saw a guy playing the harp and stopped to listen, then we walked through the feria artesenal and I bought a keychain (and so started the tradition of buying key chains for my Rotary jacket of all the cities we go to), then we kept walking until we found a giant sea lion lying along the fence by the river almost close enough to touch. At 2, we had to go to the dock to catch the boat tour we had signed up for. We sat in an elegant dining room and had a fancy lunch of salmon while cruising down the Rio Valdivia.
Our first stop was in Isla Corral, where we went to a Spanish fort and saw an act of when the Chilean army took over the fort from the Spanish, complete with cannons and people running around in uniform.