White Water Rafting
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Thought we'd hit it hard in Bariloche so signed up for white water rafting in the Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, and it's quality. It's the first time either of us had done it and we weren't disappointed.
We were picked up from our hotel and taken to River Rio Manso, almost to the Chilean border - and we were actually to raft over the border on the trip. On the water, we were given a briefing of what to do and when. The guide spoke English but because we were the only two we had to quickly accustomise ourselves with the Spanish commands, 'delantero,' 'al reves,' and 'peso izquierdo' (forwards, backwards and weight left - seen as we were sat on the right). The actual rapids were challenging without being scary.
But all in all, great fun.
We were also treated to a barbecue afterwards at their site. I was expecting just a hotdog or similar but, being in Argentina, we had the full works - steaks, chorizo sausages, lamb and all the other stuff I'm not bothered about while I'm out here - salads etc. The only downside was the banter was all in Spanish, so we felt a little left out. I didn't get the impression they were laughing at our rafting skills, the fact our food is so rubbish compared to theirs or just that I look as camp as Christmas in a wetsuit, but they could have been.
The photos you can see on here I bought off the photographer there.