Torres del Paine is a place to really immerse yourself in nature, a place to think, to admire the grand works of mother nature at her very wildest. The best view of the park is from the Lake Grey campsite...you have the entire lake before you and the Cuernos del Paine in the background. The sense of power and calm that the place transmits makes it, for me, a truly unique place on planet Earth.
We went on a trip in Torres del Paine park, called Navigating by the glaciers in which, aboard a catamaran, you sail around the Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers. We got on the catamaran at Natales port, and we were navigating the Ultima Esperanza (final hope). I love that name, it seems like before the immensity and power of nature, man has nothing else to do but hope. We gradually approached the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. It is the largest park in Chile. The landscape, from the deck, was amazing. It was very cold and that made us go inside the boat, where they offered a Pisco to warm you up. Balmaceda Glacier impressed me, it is literally "hanging" off Mount Balmaceda. Pieces of ice fall directly into the sea, in the fjord of Ultima Esperanza. Then we went to Serrano Glacier where we were dropped off and then with a zodiac they took us to eat at the Inn Balmaceda. But that, is a story for another time.