At least it’s the last week for me, Henrik, Karen will be staying through the end of October in Sucre. I’m going to miss S America. What a grand, beautiful, place! But, we will be back.
A few observations and pictures from last week:
In the love / frustration part: Parque Nacional Copo in Argentina. Looking at the map, PN Copo lies in the middle of nowhere.
PN Copo was in good spot for a day’s drive, and, depending on the park, I had enough time to spend an afternoon plus morning there, or spend a day and a half. And it really is in the middle of nowhere, at the end of a 24 km single-track dirt road.
Frustrating: I get there and the park is closed! The gates are locked and no-one is home.
Love: how often can you say: “I was the only, literally the only, person at a national park”. And the stars that evening were the best I have seen since I was 10 (?) years old, and our family went to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.
After PN Copo, I went to Paso de la Patria to fish for Dorado, the S American kind, known as the hardest fighting salmonoid fish. P de la Patria is famous in Argentina for Dorado fishing, and is a cute little beach / resort sort of town. In two weeks, Patria is hosting its annual Dorado festival; supposedly the river will be covered by boats.
As I was enjoying a beverage in the evening at the hotel where I was staying in the parking lot, the fisherman returned. One of them was carrying a 22 lb Dorado. Gorgeous fish.
The next day, the only Dorado I saw tore off the metal part of my guide’s leader, then jumped out of the water 200 ft away and taunted me! Ah well.
The lat stop was Zarate to prep the Casa for its shipment home, and then drop it off at the shipping line. And, in a nice bookend, I stayed at the same campground where Karen and I first stayed in S America.
What a great trip it’s been so far! And the Adventure continues…