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Epuyen - Patagonia Lake District Argentina

sunny 32 °C

We arrived all in Epuyen and went to find a place to stay… we found a lovely wooden lodge made by hand by its owners and we stayed there for the night… They also have a boat converted into a room and have now a tepee as well…

Once we off loaded the car we went straight to the Peace Garden where Virginia, Caro’s sister lives for now over 3 years…
This is an interesting place to say the least… People there want to detach themselves from the buzz of the new modern life so they have no electricity, no running water, live in wooden huts and all share the tasks required to ensure the survival of the community.
They function around the moons calendar which is basically the calendar any farmer uses anywhere in the world. They have gardens with fresh vegetables and fruits, they eat mostly vegan though as they have no chickens or any other animals apart from cats and dogs and a couple of horses.
They wake up early with the sun and do they praying and meditation and the share the tasks depending on which family you belong to… There are 20 stamps, 13 descripitve and 4 families…
So Frank is an Red Electric (descriptive) Moon (stamp), Hayden is a Red Self existing Night, and both Teo and I are Blue Crystal Monkeys….

One day we went to the lake next to the camping owned by a French woman to hire a canoe to take all the kids out to get a different perspective of the surroundings. As it was windy we had to talk nicely to hire the canoe and then we all took turns in it. I enjoyed been on the water as it is so relaxing. All the kids were good at taking turns. For lunch we got bread, a local goat’s cheese which was very tasty and some cherries freshly picked from the tree. We also bought a cake that was given to Sophie (the French woman I was mentioning above) in exchange of some cherries and it turned out that the cake was all mouldy inside!. A tourist was trying to fly fish by casting his line into the wind but failed miserably. I don’t think he got the fly to land in the water once; the only thing he caught was the pier. He gave up and I hope he was not expecting to bring dinner home !

Another day we went to Epuyen lake with the kids and we all sat in that lovely beach … went for a swim and then tried to unearth a massive log which kept the kids out of mischief for a while but certainly did not get achieved in that short space of time… For lunch we went to the local cultural centre and bought some lovely empanadas with cheese and butternut squash.. some lovely freshly squeezed raspberry juice and some homemade cake and hamburgers… hum all was delicious..

Another day we decided to take a drive to Trevellin and go through Los Alceres National Park… This was an off road following a number of lakes and we decided to stop for lunch at Lago Verde, and stop at a restaurant in the most beautiful building we have seen so far in that part of Patagonia. The building is all in wood and enormous windows, beautifully decorated. Does camping and cabines and check the website http://www.hosteriaselaura.com/. We had lunch and then relaxed by the lake, the kids jumping in from the pier…
After a while we decided to head off to Trevellin to visit some friends of Caro and Vir… so we drove on the park again following some beautiful lakes…

Some extra pictures in Epuyen

Posted by ealonso 15:48 Archived in Argentina Tagged lago_verde el_aura lago_epuyen

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