Valdivia, Lakes District

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Lake view from the Mapuche mountain, on the way to Panguipulli
Went for a quick walk this morning around the town of Pucon, before heading off on the Pachamama bus to Valdivia for our next night´s stop.  The drive through the hills was lovely, even had a bit of rain, which is a novelty for us!  We drove over a hill which belongs to the local Mapuche community, and got a great view back over the valley we´d come from.  We stopped by the lake in Panguipulli for a few minutes -  trout bag limit in summer, Melissa´s Dad would enjoy himself here.  Also managed to find a couple of examples of the national flower in the wild, which was good.  Apparently they are hard to see by the roadside, as many people stop and pick them.  Saw a couple of commercial salmon farms along the way before arriving in Valdivia in mid-afternoon.  We were going to have a look at the fish market, but by the time we´d walked there from the hotel it had all closed down.  All that was left were the resident sea-lions begging for the leftovers.  Had a late lunch/early dinner at a cafe overlooking the river - a huge fillet of salmon, very nice!  Walked back to the hotel via the centre of town and got our dose of BBC World on cable - good to catch up with the international news, you get very little of it on the local TV here.
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Lake view from the Mapuche mountai…
Lake view from the Mapuche mounta…
Memorial to the early settles of P…
Memorial to the early settles of …
Sea lion at the fish market in Val…
Sea lion at the fish market in Va…
The river in Valdivia, looking acr…
The river in Valdivia, looking ac…
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