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November 2nd 2009
Published: November 12th 2009
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Viewed across the Lago Llanquihue.
From Castro we took a bus directly to Peurto Varas, skipping Puerto Montt which is an unattractive place with little to see or do.
Happily the weather was being kind to us again, when we arrived it was cold but clear and dry, we can live with that. Like all of the lakes and rivers in this part of the world the water here is beautifully clear and clean, but very cold - although amazingly we did see people paddling and even swimming one day !! they're a lot braver than me. The view across the lake to the perfect cone of Volcan Osorno is quite something as are the waterfalls at Petrohue which we went to on our second day. Although they're called waterfalls they're more like big rapids, but no less impressive for that. The fast flowing water is powerful and a beautiful colour. We spent a few hours there wandering along the trails, going down to the beaches and through the forests. We had planned to carry on to Petrohue town but decided we didn't fancy a 6km hike along the road just to see another lakeside town. It sounds blasé but they are not so different from
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The main falls with Volcan Osorno in the background.
each other.


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Martin looking over the main falls.
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Beautiful colours.
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Atsuko on one of the walkways.


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