I can't believe they left me alone with this monster while they packed their bikes. Turned out he's an herbivore - but the didn't tell me that.
Finally on the road - did I tell you how slow they are? Another 11AM start.
Erin wanted to turn right instead of left (which would have taken us to the Northern Patagonian Icefield), but we ganged up on her and headed downstream. Note the tank top - first day of summery warm weather.
....and glass calm turquoise lake... not a puff of air to begin with. But by the end of the day, howling winds again. In my ears!
So warm that J went swimming. (not for long I might add)
More turquoise. Great view from up here - in the foreground is the lake that we had lunch on.
Best part of the day - other than the turquoise lakes - was the constrution zone. Rodrigo said it would be 'cinco minutos.' But an hour later E and R were still chatting it up, about soccer, childhood scars, etc., learning languages through babel, during which the cars piled up in the line behind us. J was convinced R didn't want us to go because he was enjoying the conversation. And by the way - construction zone means spreading salt on the road - really? Dudes, it's not winter. Anyway, that's apparently what they do down here.
Finally made it through the construction zone. And thee awesome clouds formed.
Rode and rode and rode and rode. We went through the little village of Puerto Bertrand, where J swam again and E found some most delicious mate ice cream. sweet! An hour later we all watched the sunset from our most beautiful campsite yet - overlooking the falls at the Confluencia of Rio Neff and Rio Baker.