Thursday, January 27, 2011

Water, water everywhere

From San Martin de Los Andes to Bariloche, we took the bus along the popular Seven Lakes Route through the Lake District of Argentina. It was indeed impressive.

In Bariloche we found a room after trying at half a dozen places. It turned out to be a great location and good value too. If we leaned out the window far enough, we could see to Lago Nahuel Huapi at the end of the street.

The next two days were beautiful. In fact the locals thought they were having a heat wave since they are used to have their radiators on during (even during their summer season) as they were when we arrived the first day.

We made a number of outings to have more lake views. The view from Cerro Campanario, touted as a one of top 10 views as ranked by National Geographic, turned out to be even more spectacular than I had expected, which hardly ever happens. The weather was so pleasant and the views so beautiful, I did not want the day to end. This has to be one of the most scenic areas of the world that we have ever been.

View from the Seven Lakes Route.

Our hosteria at right and the view down the street to the lake.

View of Lago Nahuel Huapi from Cerro Campanario - Bariloche, Argentina

Waterfall near Lago Gutierrez.

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