It was an extremely wet morning for the conclusion of our circuit of Lago Llanquihue. We looked out for a café as we entered the small town that gives the lake its name but none were apparent so we settled for the shelter of the long closed station where we ate our lunch. A dog was sleeping by the exit but wandered over to us. I felt sorry for the poor abandoned hound and threw it some bread, not normal dog food but it was eaten. The forecast was for a dry afternoon but all was grey and wet. The intensity increased as we ate but then the sky cleared to blue and we continued, pausing to take in the view of the volcano beyond a ruined jetty and the lake.
Christine wistfully remarked that the railway would make a great cycle track. We’d booked in at Hostel Compass del Sur which lies opposite the next station on the line but we had to find Ruta 5, the Pan American Highway for the run into town. It wasn’t far, and not too unpleasant with a broad hard shoulder to cycle along. We’d booked a double ensuite room but were put into a huge family room which also contained two single and two bunk beds so plenty of room for our belongings. After showering we walked into town to pay for tomorrow’s half day birding trip then shopped and returned to cook and eat.