Villa La Angostura, back again
Back on the road again.
After three weeks in Bariloche, I cycled back towards the Chile border to Villa La Angostura. Stayed in the same hotel that I stayed before Bariloche. The day started clear and became more cloudy and ended with light rain.
This photo from the end of Lake Moreno looking back towards Bariloche. It seemed like my progress was awfully slow until I noticed that my speed was in kilometers but the distances reported were miles. After that it made more sense.
Still enjoy seeing the peaks in the distance.
A protest against eviction but not clear the exact situation.
On my way north I met an Italian cyclist heading south. It was an interesting test of my Spanish. Many Italians speak excellent English but I’ve also met a few where my Italian was zero and their English was minimal. We resort to Spanish and that somehow is more difficult than with a native Spanish speaker. Today we struggled some, but I did feel like this conversation was easier than before.
I also met an Argentinian cyclist from Tucuman who was cycling south to Ushuaia. Once again, I appreciated having better grasp of past tenses, subtleties of Argentinian pronunciation and it was nice to get a sense, “glad I had that class.”
Near Villa La Angostura it was a touristy area.
Wood carvings along the way.
Overall, I made it to town by mid-afternoon. It was lightly sprinkling and then started raining more later. I exchanged some Argentinian pesos for Chilean. Also checking the weather as I expect it to be wetter on the Chilean side of the mountains.