Friday, 17 April 2015

El Bolson To Bariloche To Meliquina

Tarseal at least for the most of it.

The road through to Bariloche was stunning, autumn colours coming out in full swing so something to take my mind off Maya for a while.

Knowing that Bariloche has become pretty the No 1 hotspot for big moto theft we were not that keen on staying there, coupled with that the over touristy spot was not our gig and be fair to say not No 1 on our list.

Approaching Bariloche a van pulled straight out across the road from the left hand side in front of us, we having to hit the brakes hard to avoid an impact …FFS are we invisible or what?

It wasn’t two minutes later another car came ripping out of a side street on the right hand side and nearly cleaned us up, too close for comfort, like for Bariloche dissipating fast.

Our saving grace, we had met some rider at the Bolivian border a year ago, swapped stories, swapped stickers shook hands and carried on our ways.

Well turns out he has been following our SPOT and watched us getting closer, he invited us to stay with him and his family in Nuequen which was looking like an option, we get another email back saying they have a railway wagon in Lake Meliquina which is in the seven lakes district so right on our path and we would be welcome to join them and stay longer if we wished.

Perfect, out of tinsel town full of arseholes without eyes and into a quiet place to enjoy the real Argentina.

Food up, tank up, take off.

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The GPS coords a little suspect but the place is only a few hundred meters long.

Turning off the main drag the scenery changed in an instant and we were back into what we love.

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La Ventana in the distance, hole in the rock

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The entry the the wagon proving interesting with all the volcanic sand and dust making for a slidey ride in

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Arriving easily at the carriage we were greeted and welcomed in, an asado on the go, our red wine quickly removed and set out on the table ti help pass what can only be described as a beautiful sunny day …. shorts and t weather.

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An absolute feed was had couple by discussion of motos, travel and this time family, work, their kids etc so a really neat afternoon.

Check out the asado, you would need resource content and have to advise NASA in New Zealand

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No photos of the meat for some reason, I think it was hoovered faster than the shutter speed on our camera

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