Rain and Good Food
Before we left Villarrica today, we got a good glimpse of the volcano with only the very top still hidden by clouds. It looks so peaceful, not revealing it was once an active volcano.
Soon after we left on our way south through Valdivia, it started to rain. Oddly enough most people on the street in Valdivia weren't carrying umbrellas, simply ignoring the rain.
We found a floating restaurant on the river for lunch, figuring the best way to get through the rain was to eat. I had a cazuela de mariscos (seafood soup) and a Chilean salad, which is mostly tomatoes and onion.
The chocolate factory we wanted to visit after lunch was closed for siesta, something we hadn't encountered in Chile. But by the time we drove 10 kilometers on the wrong road and had to return to Valdivia to get back on the right road, it was open again. We enjoyed a decadent chocolate dessert with a cup of tea at Entre Lagos.
I drove from Valdivia to Frutillar Bajo, a quaint little town on the shore of a beautiful lake that sports 3 volcanoes, none of which was evident today with the overcast sky. I just had sliced abalone for dinner with a wonderful sauce and something resembling an apple crisp for dessert.
We will hope for sun tomorrow.
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Location:Frutillar Bajo, Chile