A new day dawns bright and loud in San Carlos de Bariloche. Yesterday was a veritible bustle of activity. In the am after a breakfast of media lunas, cafe con leche con azucar y berenjena quiche, we picked up our machetes and remaing fuel. After making a list we hit the grocery store to buy lots of food. Luckily the three of us are well versed in the ways of buying lots of food for long periods of time, as in our jobs as NOLS instructors it is often an integral part of working rock camps. So there were only a few set backs: not enough cheese, no dried fruit, no nuts, no lentils and no-oh my gosh….ramen. But not to worry Barriloche is a city of many grocery stores and we quickly found what we needed. A late dinner of grilled meats rounded out the day.
Today we pack.
Our hostel La Bolsa de Deporte is designed nicely for the starting point of an expedition. It is situated nicely within walking distance of many of the resources we require, a la la ferreteria, los supermercados; el correos; and most importantly, la parillas. It is also conviently close to a store on Ave M. Eflein that sells and sharpens machetes.
Our list of things to do today is long and as Josh struggles with Visas for his upcoming trip to India, slowly getting longer…
To Do: Get a wrench; repackage and pack food; pack gear; get paddles; get sat phone; get visas…etc. You know, little things.