Alfredo, my neighbor at CIDEP, invited us up to the house he is building from adobe in the comunidad ecologica de Peñalolen above the outskirts of Santiago. When I arrived, they already had a fire going inside.
I struck out for a national park with hot springs deep in the forest with Arnaud and Tessa from Metri.
sunrise on our private beach on Lago Todos Los Santos
in case you are wondering, maté and wine is not a good combination; carbonated water is good though.
Arnaud on Lago Todos Los Santos with Volcano Osorno in the background, one of the park's 2 dramatic and huge volcanoes.
un arco iris over the lake
Along the trail to the hot springs was Rudy's Los Dos Condores, a farm situated in the national park and sooo beautiful. Rudy has a ton of land, lots of animals and cultivated fields and he sometimes receives WWOOFers. Rudy
Rudy was eager to show us around. On the left is a lot of potatoes ready to be dug up.
Once out of the park, we saw a sign with Ganesh and 'aguas de los yogis´so we stopped and got permission to camp out there with an incredible view.
sunset over Lago Rupanco on the north side of the park
Matias's house where the volunteers hang and sleep
me gusta leche de cabra
Ximena and Arnaud...on top of a rock with an amazing view. Many sunsets were watched from here. The consecutive pics are all from this rock lined with murtas (delicious wild berries that taste like cherry limeade).
Arnaud, Marian & Tessa
Daniella & Tessa
squash and corn
beans and peas with a view of the ocean
some beds I dug. I dug trenches and put in 2 layers of straw, basically making a compost pile underneath the topsoil of the lettuce bed.
Tessa, Allison and Daniella mixing cement for a lil wall.