The day started cold so we wore all our warm clothes to make porridge and tea for breakfast. We made a late start but the temperature soon climbed and we had to shed clothing, developing into a beautiful sunny day and hot by the time we reached Villa Cerro Castillo.
We enjoyed fabulous scenery on the way, rivers and spiky snow covered mountains. We passed and re-passed a young Colorado/South Africa couple a year into a tour of South America with a couple of months still to go.
Villa Cerro Castillo is where the sealed surface ends and the dusty ripio begins, and we reached it early enough to consider making a start on it as there’s a campsite after 11km but we needed to do some clothes washing. We rented a cabaña for the night at 45,000 pesos, well appointed and the owner, Eliana, was very friendly and helpful and we hung out our washing on her line.