A Day at Frutillar
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I didn´t want to gamble with the weather and pay hundreds of dollars for a tour or hike in the rain. So I didn´t book anything yesterday for today. Instead, my plan today was to just sleep in (needed after the big night last night) and take a relaxing day trip to Frutillar....an even smaller lakeside town. Turns out it didn´t rain today, but it was pretty cloudy so while I would have liked to hike up one of the two volcanoes that sit across the lake from Puerto Varas, it probably wouldn´t have afforded me the spectacular views I´d get on a clear day.
Anyway, a bit after noon, I hopped on a bus to take the 30 minute ride.
I walked along the lake for a bit, admiring the quaint houses but also the monstrous "teatro" they are building right on the lake. This modern structure has a glass walled stadium seating theater, as well as an art gallery and restaurant. Wow.
I opted to eat at a restaurant that had a bit more charm and old-style character. I ordered the chupe de jaiva - a tasty, heart stopping mix of crab, cheese, and cream baked and served in a clay pot. Mmmmm good.
On the way back to Frutillar Alto, I passed by a real Chilean Rodeo that happened to be in town for 22-23 November.
I also ran into some kids who were entertaining themselves by building a bike ramp in the dirt. They took turns showing me how high they could go. I was worried they were going to hurt themselves. Guess I am getting old...
The bus back to Puerto Varas was pretty crowded, but I made it back without a hitch. The sun was shining in Puerto Varas, so I went down to the lake to take one more picture of the big volcanoes. It must just be amazing on a crystal clear day...
I went back to Casa Azul to shower, and then headed back to Puerto Cafe to have a coffee, upload photos, update the blog, and now eat dinner. Not sure what I´m going to do tonight...but it won´t be shots.
Boat ride tomorrow for next 4 days. Not sure if I´ll have internet access. Probably not. And the weather says it´s going to rain all week. Uh oh...