Monday, January 30, 2017

Cruce De Los Andes, 1

The crossing of the Andes from Bariloche in Argentina to Puerto Varas in Chile affords quite a look at the lake districts in both countries. It takes two days and involves four buses and three boats each way. We spent the night at a Swedish/Chilean (!) hostel in Puerto Varas, Compas del Sur. Jan. 23.
We were pretty excited to be doing the turbuss/turboat thing

The route, three boats, four buses

Still on Lago Nahuel Huapi

"Yo soy el capitan!"

Perito Moreno, the founder of the national park system, is
burid on an isalnd in Nahuel Huapi

Lakes, mountains, forests, waterfalls...

Debarking boat #1 at Puerto Blest

Taking the next bus to the next lake and boat

In the great old forest

Next boat

African Queen

Argentine immigration; here a cloud temporarily fell, as the
chief officer found fault with Vicki''s passport; but it all worked
out; thanks to our Chilean guide, Christian, and his colleagues

Progress report

Welcome to Chile

El Tronedor again, from its Chilean side

Glacier and waterfalls

At the restaurant at Peulla; water cascades over the glass ceiling
to cool the place

The bar at Hotel Natura

Rhubarbs..."poor peoples' umbrellas"

Time for another boat

Incredible color from the glacial sediments

Orsuna, the big volcano in the area

Closer up

Its neighbor, Puntiagudo ("the pointy one")

Infrastructure in Puerto Varas

A German community, founded in the 1890s

Vicki's dinner

OK, so imagine a 5 inch bun, the bottom of which is slathered
in guacamole, then thin sliced sirloin strips, then 3 strips of
bacon, then sliced tomatoes, then a fried egg; I can't believe I
ate the whole thing (well, not the bun)

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

What gorgeous scenery! This looked like a wonderful side trip, the bus travel aside. :) Great selfie of you two at the top too!