Saturday, 24 January 2015

Hualilan To Barreal

Having set the good mood by the rangers we headed to San Juan to pick up some stuff left there by our travel buddy Gail, onya mate really appreciated the delivery.

Not wanting to stay in the big city we took a shortcut road, only 10 km into it we discovered the road was closed for reconstruction so no go, we then attempted to take another road which was boney as hell, we let the tires down to help but it was loose and deep then boney and rocky, Mrs.G then said turn right.

Hmmmm, looking up the turn right it was apparent nothing had been up there for quite some time and the rain had destroyed the road turning into a rock climbing fest for a suitable rock crawler 4x4, not two up on an adventure bike, admitting defeat we turned around and took another back road, although it had also been hammered by the rains it was passable so we were on a win.

Backing tracking a bit up the main drag we turned off into a sweet wee valley and stinking hot again again with the temp gauge bumping 45 degrees.

Occasionally we would get a smooth section in the middle of nowhere

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More different layers changing colour with the sun

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This time the road was in less than ideal shape but was still a road and mostly tar sealed, an uneventful ride saw us get into Barreal so we decided to stop there, finding accommodation with a shower was preferable.

It was proving to be difficult with all the pousadas closed for siesta (seriously) then we met a young couple in the tourist center, they heard us wanting to find somewhere to stay and told us where they were staying….wifi, parking, quiet, price +/- ok ….and a swimming pool, sold to the Kiwis!!!

Getting set up we through the togs on and B lined it to the pool …. with no camera … ya shitting me, the scenery was quite good.

Guys you will just have to imagine nice bulbous boobies, sorry for not taking the camera although Ellen did have the tab and managed to snipe off one shot of some hot product, yes a KTM coloured chair.

pool by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

It was so nice a place so we decided to stay one more night, wine, views as asado, boobies … life was good.

A slight contrast from the night before

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The groovy hostel

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Great view

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Monica our local asado chef extraordinaire

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Maya had undercover parking this time, bit tight but we managed to wedge her in

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Awful place

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We did do some exploring again which was cool, gravity was lite on the moon

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Next, up to the observatory at the national park

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