Wednesday, 27 February 2013
At the crack of dawn we bid farewell to Katie and Manuel and to Bariloche as well. We had arranged to take a trip through the lakes of the lake district and to enter Chile. It was an exciting opportunity to see the lakes we had admired from various high vantage points on the previous days...but from a different perspective. We were not disappointed as the scenery was again gorgeous.
We cleared immigration and customs in the middle of the trip in a small village with a population of less than 150. Once done we transited a lake with emerald green waters and with tremendous views of surrounding volcanoes.
Finally...before we arrived in Puerto Montt (our final destination) we stopped to view waterfalls...some of the most unusual we have ever seen because of the unique rock formations around them...large smooth lava formations.
These were interesting, natural formations which had been used by humans as shelter for 8000 years. One wall painting remains which is very faint.
Overall the experience was a nice one with a short climb up a hill side giving lovely views of the plains leading up to the Andes.