Chairlift called Aerosilla Cerro Campanario
There are quite a few chairlifts and aerial tramways which you can go up for beautiful views in the summer time. The best iew is to be had at the Cerro Campanario, on the road from Bariloche towards Llao Llao Hotel. The drive from Bariloche to the lift is about 15 minutes, and the price roundtrip of the lift is 14 pesos. The view is 1 of the best to be had anywhere. At the top there is a cafeteria if you want to get a snack or souvenirs.
A visit to Isla Victoria (a 30 minute cruise across Lake Nahuel Huapi from the quaintly named Puerto Panuelo - Handkerchirf Port - on the Llao Llao Peninsula) with a very knowledgeable National Parks guide followed by time to explore the island at leisure is just the first part of another enjoyable day in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Whilst much of the island is an off-limits nature reserve, the network of trails combined with the variety of the trees and plant life on the part of the island that is accessible make for an interesting and informative visit.
The biggest of all the islands on the lake, for many years Isla Victoria wa the site of an exotic species forestry project and still today there are stands of these exotic trees and shrubs to be found growing amid the native Andes cypress and coehue. There are also large populations of introduced deer as well as a newer population of wild boar. There is evidence that Araucanian Indians occupied the island for some centuries before the arrival of the Spanish.
Full and half day lake cruises all include a visit to the island. A new catamaran, Cau Cau, or an older, more tradtional steamer make the trip. Whichever you opt for, be sure you are back at the dock in time for your boat's sailing.
" PUERTO PANUELO....."
" OUR BOAT AT THE JETTY....."
After boarding this boat we went for a ride on the lake which was very enjoyable....
" THERE WE GO : ON LAGO NAHUEL HUAPI TO ISLA VI"
" ONE OF THE PASSENGERS.....NOISY ONE...."
Seagulls came to beg for bread and snacks....and a lift!
" WHO WANTS MY COOKIE?????"
" I CERTAINLY WANT IT....."
" NATIONAL PARK SIGN......."
The entrance to the most wonderful wood I have ever seen!
PARQUE NACIONAL ARRAYANES
" SO VERY SPECIAL, THESE ARRAYANES ....."
VERY PROTECTED AREA of outstanding beauty and with precious plants and TREES....
" I CAN USE THESE AT HOME....."
Of course I had to gather some natural things to take with me as a keepsake!
" EN LA PENINSULA DE QUETRIHU..."
EL BOSQUE DE ARRAYANES.....
Here we walked the guided tour with lots of explanation.....
" PATH PAVED WITH WOOD......"
Surrounded by sweetsmelling wood I walked, wandered and roamed....enjoying myself immensely!
" HOTEL YAOYAO WITH TREE OR V.V......"
which chic hotel (again completely made of wood!) we passed each time we were driven to the port where the boats were waiting for us......and...we can't pay for that hotel!!
" DO YOU HEAR THIS CASCADE......"
TUMBLING AND JUMPING DOWN??
Young Indian guide took us there and we enjoyed it immensely.
" LAGO FRIAS EN LA ZONA DE PUERTO BLEST"
I was in ARGENTINA for 2 months....
" PUERTO BLEST, PARQUE NACIONAL NAHUEL HUAPI"
Entrance to the park, PUERTO BLEST...
" 1500 YEARS YOUNG..."
I simply had to touch it....so impressive...I felt very humble and small....
" TRY TO READ THIS..."
PARQUE NACIONAL ARRAYANES
it says and then you enter the last wood in the whole world where arrayanes grow, made me feel small .....so impressive...
" BOSQUE DE LENGAS EN CERRO CATEDRAL"
" PLEASANT MEETING IN THE WOODS NEAR LAGO D"
At a clearing.....
" ONE OF THE INDIAN GUIDES....."
He did his job with so much pleasure: a gem of a guide!
" ARRAYANE TREETRUNKS....."
So wonderful their colours...
" ISN'T THIS WONDERFUL?"
This photograph is in 30 x 40 cm. on my wall in the livingroom!
I adore that benign growth on that tree trunk....
" WONDERFUL COLOURS....."
Nearby they ski in winter when there is plenty of snow...
" HORSEBACK RIDING IN YELLOW..."
" BLUEBLEU LAKES & MIGHTY ANDES......"
" LAKE WITH ISLANDS....."
we went by boat to several of these islands....
" FROM BARILOCHE BACK TO BUENOS AIRES"
Time was flying and one day it WAS time to return from Bariloche to Buenos Aires.....reluctantly I went, simply had to.........
"%c SAFE FLIGHT BARILOCHE TO BUENOS AIRES AGAIN"
Time again to fly from Bariloche to Buenos Aires again and after that to drive from Buenos Aires to Lincoln.....where my friend lives and where I stayed for some time to celebrate NEW YEAR'S EVE AND NEW YEAR'S DAY to start with...
" FABULOUS CLOUDS...."
From the cockpit window! I was allowed to take this photograph.....
" I LOVE CLOUDS SEEN FROM A PLANE!"
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