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Hitchhiking up through Chile

Between Antrofogasta and Iquique on the Chilean west coast lies Tocopilla on a narrow stretch of black sand between the colorless grey pacific and the dry brown coastal mountains. Outside of a few fishing boats and a declining mining industry, there is nothing here. It shows. So much in fact that Claire and I agreed that we had to stay a while here on our journey north, to take a look at the nothingness. The photos are taken on an early morning walk along the desolate beach front over to the harbor where sea lions were swimming around waiting for the fishermen to come back.

July 13rd, 2011

On the way down to the beach of Tocopilla in the early morning
The local artwork
The only birds in sights were these big black vultures sitting everywhere.
The Copacabana of Tocopilla
Supposedly, this is where the druggies hang out.
An old mining dock
Parts of this place were still in use
Keeping an eye out for the spoils of the local fishing industry
The waterfront
Typical Tocopillan people

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