Day 6: Quemchi
We visited the Museu of Francisco Coloane, a famous Chilean Poet and Author who wrote some great books about life in Patagonia at the turn of the century. The museum also explained a great Chilean tradition called the Minga.
La minga de tiradura de casas is an old Chiloé island custom which consists of moving houses by floating them along the water from one part of the archipelago to another, when the owner decides that he house should be in a different place.
They do this by tying them to a boat which pulls them over the water and then use a group of oxen to pull them to their destination.