In the National Park there is a pier on a lake with the southernmost post office. This guy, the postmaster puts a stamp in your passport then a big ink stamp under it. His picture is on the stamp at the top so I had him hold up my passport to take a photo. The post office is about a 10 X 15
room. You can see the pier and lake through the window.
Looking down the pier from behind the post office.
The Argentine Navy
and the local boaters
Beagle Channel, Beagle Beer. Sorry Lisa, space is limited or I would have brought you some home. In case anyone was wondering, Darwin sailed through here on the USS Beagle, now you know why so much "beagle"
The land reminded us of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi with the rolling hills, red mud and tree farms
So as Eleanor Roosevelt said " Poor Niagara". We must agree, Iguazu Falls is amazing. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, read about it here while I load the film.
First a few of the "critters" around the falls
I don't think the iguana wanted to come out and play today
These critters were everywhere. Its called a Coatamundi
I almost walked into this one. He had about five inches toe to toe
Now on with the show
Waterfalls don't need much in the way of captions but this shows how muddy the river is from all of the slash and burn deforestation devastation up river. This mud is from the top soil being washed away.
We took one of these out to the falls... The Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls is a kiddie ride compared to these high powered motor boat. They take you right into the falls for a shower. I have the camera in a clear plastic bag so the pics look a little hazy
This metal catwalk was about half a mile long, kind of like walking out on the Susquhanna River north of Harrisburg.Righ to the edge of Devils Throat
and then we were out of there......
Paraguay on the left, Brazil on the right and standing in Argentina. You can see where the two rivers meet in the front of the picture
Brazilian ferry dock on left and Argentina on right. If you look close, at the tree line/horizon above the river you can see the bridge between Brazil and Argentina.
We have been in Buenos Aires for two weeks waiting on the correct documents to ship my motorcycle home. Nobody wants to admit they screwed up so the boss at customs came up with a "solution"
Latin American style. If I sign a letter that's states I "lost" the original document, then he can make me a new one. Hell, you could have done that two weeks ago. I signed the paper, got my new import document and out the door I went. It only took from 9:30am until 4:30 that afternoon, after two weeks of Argentine finger pointing. To make a long story short, I took the documents and the motorcycle to the airport today, got everything arranged to ship, lined up our airline tickets and away we go. This is Thursday night, we fly out Friday night, arrive in JFK, in New York on Saturday morning, catch the train to Philadelphia then Lancaster and will be home Saturday afternoon in time for Super Bowl Sunday. That is if Murphey doesn't get in the way. Keep an eye out for the next few installments, of time spent in Buenos Aires. They should be posted soon enough. Then a final post to wrap it all up. See ya