Oct 06, 2004
Early next morning we take all our stuff and leave the Brazilian city of Foz de Iguaz˙ and head for Puerto Iguaz˙ in Argentina
. We plan to catch a night bus to Buenos Aires, after first visiting the Argentine side of the falls. We start with the upper and lower catwalk circuits visiting most of the smaller falls, before heading to Isla San Martin to go see two other spectacular viewpoints, including the one to Salto Escondido and La Ventana, a spot I skipped the last time I was here. But it turns out that both of the viewpoints are closed due to huge amount of water this year.
The plan is to top off our visit with probably the most spectacular views of them all. The Devil's Throat walkway, a catwalk taking you for several hundred meters over Rio Iguazu and all the way to the edge of Devil's Throat. But again, the catwalk is closed for repairs due to the exceptionally high water level over the last few weeks. We're told the catwalk has been closed for about a month and won't open again before next week. My brother is of course a bit disappointed, and so am I, but we got to see the massive Devil's Throat from the Brazilian catwalk and had a great time no matter what.
So I am back at Iguazu Falls for the second time in less than nine months. Being in Florianˇpolis on our way towards Buenos Aires, there's no way we can skip taking the detour (I'm not even sure it is a detour) inland to visit these wonderful waterfalls. Again we start on the Brazilian side, and I immediately notice that there's more water now than last time I visited. The waterfalls are incredibly spectacular year round, but of course, the more water the better (well, that's not always true as you will soon discover). My brother find the falls truly impressive (and so did Alf Kňre I remember) and I am very happy to be here with him. I have no problem visiting this place again and again, surely one of the most awesome sights on the planet.