Hello friends, today there is a new series of my trip to Chile.
I find myself still in the land of lakes, it looks like at home -
very green, lots of rain and fog, and cows in the meadows.
One day I took a riding tour.
It lasted 6 hours – and was so incredibly hard as I ever could as a non-riders never have imagined.
Hard, but fascinating. Unfortunately, it rained incessantly.
We rode our horses in a group and our leader named Maurice. A small, funny Chilean, full of mischief.
We rode into the hills, across meadows and fields at the beginning,
everything is very green with flowering chestnuts, and later on slippery, muddy trails.
We discovered traces of which Maurice said, the cougar is on the way.
The view of the lake was breathtaking.
Here we took a picnic at the waterfall and Maurice told us, there are a lot of black widows. I saw none, but I was scared now.
At the end of the ride Maurice helped (and thus also my horse at a fast pace!) a farmer in driving his cows home. That was an adventure!
The next day I needed to rest, I had a murderous moderate muscle soreness. But then it went straight to the trek.
We drove into the Alerce – National Park. The National Park may be visited only with a tourist office and camping is forbidden.
At the entrance do you register with name, age, address and passport number.
We hiked about 10 miles and about 3 hours. Although it was a beautiful, sunny day, it was very humid in the National Park.
There were tons of puddles and ways of loose planks, bridges hanging over the abyss and the trees are middle of the road that you had to climb over.
Our goal was a lagoon.
The trees – Alerce – it is only in the Andes. They are very rare and very, very old.
They are about 40 meters high and some over 3000 years old. (Yes, this is not a typo!)
It was only after 500 years they are beginning to bear fruit.
This was our goal.
Next week I will tell you of my boat trip to Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia.
You want something more? Or not? Would you rather have a break and read from a trip to Bavaria?