29 October 2015

San Carlos de Bariloche

 We drove through the night from Chos Malal,  a terribly windy and dusty town that was in the middle of nowhere, to reach San Carlos de Bareloche. We arrived to a warm welcome at our friends house, watched the All Blacks win the semi final in the World Cup before enjoying some local beer and asado!

Asado - Argentinian BBQ
The next day we went for a stroll up the side of Mt Lopez to have a look at the fjords of Lake Nohuel Huapi. Really chill and the view we were paid off with at the end was incredible. We even got a really close view of a condor soaring just below us.

Start of the trail

Our first view point

A view from the top looking out over Nahuel Huapi Lake.

The next day we went for another walk to the top of a hill called Cerra Campario which according to National Geographic is in the top 10 views in the world coming in at number 7. Needless to say, it was a damn good one!

The view from the top of Cerra Campario.

That night we BBQ'd again but this time Mariano cooked. This was again delicious. By this point I'm sure I have eaten a months quota of meat but that wont stop me!


On our last day Mike and I took out the kayaks and went for a little paddle on the lake around sunset. It was really cool to get a different perspective of the hills and mountains in the area. I got to try out my new paddle that a buddy Shane made for me for Antarctica to. It was a beauty!

 Mt Lopez in the background

Flying Kiwi off a rock we found at the end of the peninsular.

And what's the point of a dry suit if your not going to jump off some shit/ I was way to hot and needed to cool down ASAP!

To wrap up San Carlos de Bareloche in a nutshell, there was Meat, Beer, and some cool little adventures whilst getting to hang out with some ship mates! Bloody good! 

Cheers to Mariano and Loli for their incredible hospitality!  

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