05/04/12 - 9:16am
Editor's note: Polly Crawford was a reporter and associate editor of The Peninsula Clarion from 1985-1988, when she wrote "Perils of Polly." She also has written a series of "Peril" columns about Australia, Asia, and Central America. Her perils continue in Argentina and Chile.
Gravel! I got so tired of gravel! More than 1,100 miles of gravel!
Washboard gravel took us toward Torres del Paine, Chile's most famous national park. We paid the steep 30,000 pesos or about $62 and continued chattering our bones, teeth, and all the nuts and bolts in the car.