National Geographic : 1971 Jan
don't wait until the last minute to get your self to the clinic, either!" So a month before the baby was due, we went to our little air field by boat, and from there flew to Via monte, to be nearer the doctor. The flight to Viamonte takes about half an hour. We fly inland through a pass near Uncle Lucas's mountain trail, past rugged coffee-colored cliffs. The land slopes down to Lago Fagnano, an azure lake that stretches 65 miles across Tierra del Fuego, protected by snow-capped mountains on each side. A small hotel-Hosteria Kaiken-perches at the eastern end of the lake, with an array of immense windows facing Fagnano and moun tains to the west. North of the lake the forest thins to plains as we descend to land at Viamonte and greet the rest of the family. On our return, we sometimes stop at La guna Escondida, nestled in a valley between high ridges south of Lago Fagnano. At its edge our friends the five Bronsovich brothers, originally from Yugoslavia, operate Fuegia's largest sawmill.