Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Food for the soul... Puyuhuapi to Coyhaique, Chile

 We have had wonderful hospitality in Puyuhuapi.
Hotel Alemana has been a peaceful haven.
Charming hostess, house and gorgeous gardens.  
 Ursula prepared our breakfast.
Wonderful home baked bread, pates, cheese, meat and jams.
We ate at Rossbach restaurant last night. Ursula used to run it and cooked the food for thirty years.

 I posted photos of the garden yesterday. This monkey puzzle tree reminded me of those on the Picton foreshore. Joseph banks took samples of the Chilean Pine to England where it later became known as the Monkey Puzzle tree.
 Early morning reflections as we leave.
  Chile has many salmon farms.
 We visited Quelat Hanging glacier national park.
 The walk through the beech forest was very familiar.
 Tiny seedling beech trees in this moss nursery.

 Two species we don't see in the beech forest in new Zealand. Bamboo and Pangue which has huge leaves.

 Rio Cisnes valley.

 Villa Amengual - lunch stop.  Men at work building a stone wall outside the church, using river stones.

 Here is the warm heart that prepared our lunch.

The road sides were purple with lupins.

 and the garden at our home for tonight has delphiniums

Peonies. My favourite flowers.

and roses.

Late evening painted sky at  Coyhaique, Chile. 9.30pm

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