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RAILWAYS OF THE WORLD

AUSTRALIAN RAILWAYS - CAIRNS KURANDA RAILWAY - QUEENSLAND RAILWAYS COUNTRY LINK - CANBERRA HERITAGE RAILWAY - PUFFING BILLY RAILWAY VICTORIAN GOLDFIELDS RAILWAY - SEYMOUR TO BENALLA RAILWAY - 707 GROUP NORTH WILLIAMSTOWN RAILWAY MUSEUM

TASMANIA - DON RIVER RAILWAY - WEST COAST WILDERNESS RAILWAY
SHEFFIELD RAILWAY - HOBART TRANSPORT MUSEUM

NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS - - AUCKLAND MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT - GLENBROOK RAILWAY MAINLINE STEAM AUCKLAND TO INVERCARGILL - PLAINS RAILWAY - PLEASANT POINT RAILWAY TAIERI GORGE RAILWAY - ARTHURS PASS RAILWAY - FERRYMEAD MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT

PERU RAILWAYS - PERURAIL - F.C.C.A. - CENTRAL RAILWAY - SOUTHERN RAILWAY
CUSCO AND SANTA ANA RAILWAY - HUANCAYO AND HUANCAVELICA RAILWAY YAURICOCHA - CERRO DE PASCO - ENAFER

ECUADOR RAILWAYS - FERROCARRILL ECUATORIANA
E.F.E. - E.N.F.E. - GUAYAQUIL & QUITO - QUITO & SAN LORENZO

IRELAND - IRISH RAIL - TRALEE AND BLENNERVILLE STEAM RAILWAY
ENGLAND - FFESTINIOG RAILWAY - GREAT ORME TRAMWAY - SCOTLAND

MOROCCO RAILWAYS - HARZER-SCHMALSPUR-BAHNEN
CZECH RAILWAYS - SLOVAK RAILWAYS - POLISH RAILWAYS - ROMANIAN RAILWAY

THE NAVIMAG CRUISE
FROM PUERTO MONTT TO PUERTO NATALES.

The Navimag trip from Puerto Montt in Chile to Puerto Natales is one of the great journeys of the world. Chile has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and this trip through the inland channels and along the fjiords is without equal. Navimag is the company which operates the trip using the m.v. Evangelistas.

Leaving behind the noise of the city, lovers of nature arrive at Puerto Montt for the purpose of boarding the ferry “Evangelistas”, which will take them to encounter a setting of varied, extreme contrasts: the Patagonian channels. Along a route that combines the beauty of the pristine parks with the force of a cold wind that does not cease to cause an impact, the untamed south appears in all its glory, displaying its outstanding abundance.

Navimag traverses the Reloncaví bay, the Ancud and Corcovado gulfs and the Moraleda channel, all of which precede the beautiful spectacle of the descent of the Coastal cordillera at the Taitao peninsula. The Penas gulf recalls the eternal route of the ancient indigenous peoples, while the vestiges of the dismembering of the Andes give rise to small islands covered with coigüe, lenga and cypress trees of little height. In the midst of multi-coloured waters originating from the Southern Ice Fields, Puerto Edén greets the passengers exhibiting the cultural heritage of the last surviving aboriginal people in the world, the Kawescar (or Alacalufe) people. After winding its way through endless labyrinths of islands and channels, the ferry “Evangelistas” arrives at Puerto Natales, the stepping-stone town for the Torres del Paine National Park, the Milodón Natural Monument and Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park.

The m.v. Evangelistas was built in Japan and refurbished in 2000 which in turn was followed by the installation of new engines in 2007. It is 123 metres long and 21 metres wide. It has 38 cabins and 132 berths. It has a superb lounge as well as ample deck area and a first class dining room.

The Navimag at berth at Puertto Montt prior to departure.

The webmaster and his wife prior to departure.

Typical of the local fishing fleet.

This could well be a picture of a port in Devon. Gorse and Broom add colour to the surrounding fields giving the feeling of being back in the U.K.

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Updated : 16th. January 2008