Old Trees - Sarmientos

Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
Trip End Nov 04, 2008

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Hotel Los Lagos - Sarmientos

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A bit of walking around today to visit the local nature attractions as we move on tomorrow morning to the coast again.

We visited the "Bosque Petrificado". An area of desert which used to be covered by sea about 70 million years ago, and where there is an amazing collection of petrified trees.

The trunks are astonishing, and no matter how many times we touched them and banged on them they still appeared to be wood...but were stone. It was a worth while trip although it involves a private taxi (remis they call it here) to take us 30 kilometres to the place, wait for one hour and then bring us back.

Weather seems to be following us with a high 23 degrees celsius and 24 grades humidity, so this afternoon we will have a walk (7 kilometers) to on of the lakes and apparently we can have a good swim there
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