Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Cruce De Los Andes, 2

Next morning we boldly set forth from Puerto Varas for the return trip, same route, many different experiences...Jan. 24.
Another depiction of the crossing

The German/Chilean high school in Puerto Varas; Puerto
Varas was settled by Germans in the later 19th century as
part of a Chilean government colonization project; much of
the architecture, including the church in the previous post,
but not the above, is celebrated and preserved for its German

Summit of Puntiagudo (from a photo)

The outlet from Lago Llanquihue runs fiercely for many
miles along the first bus route

It is rafted, we noted, lots of class IIIs and up

But this day, everything on the western side of the mountains
was socked in

The family that pioneered the Cruce de los Andes route early
in the 20th century--and which still has the monopoly on it--
owns this island and has a nice casa on it; the patriarch is
buried there too

No volcanoes today

So Vicki studies up for the next adventure

While I stroll the deck outside

Nosing in to examine a waterfall

The Andes at this latitude have big and fierce horseflies

Norwegian Blue

Hotel Natura at Peulla

Attempted artsy shot of fuchias and Monte Tronedor


Humongous ferns

Old forest, mostly southern (hemisphere) beech, some very

The one horsefly I was able to bring down; probably in
violation of national park rules

Moving right along...another lake, another bus ride

Welcome to Argentina

Our next bus awaits
And another boat

And back on Lago Nahue Huapi

Another quite memorable excursion

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