13.2.12 - 15.2.12 31 °C
Hola for the last time (not sure what hello is in Portugese yet),
Our last day in Argentina today and our last day in Iguazu. We have spent the past day and a half at the falls doing everything you can there. It is absolutely amazing. I said to Terry today, the only problem with these falls is that, once you have seen them, no waterfall can even come close in comparison. Even Niagra Falls are not a patch on Iguazu. To give you an idea, we read today that the water in all the falls could fill 36 oltympic size swimming pools in one minute! I don´t know where they got that statistic from but after seeing them, I can believe it.
We did the walking tracks there and also this tour which was fantastic, it includes a boat ride underneath the falls where the spray saturates everyone in the boat, it was soooo much fun, as much fun as whitewater rafting. And the water was so good because of how hot and humid it is here.
Even at the lookouts the spray is unbelievable and everyone gets wet. And the falls are not even at their peak at the moment because they have not had rain for a month so they are not even close to being as large as they usually are. Terry said the place has definitely changed since he was there 17 years ago. None of the walkways were around, and he couldn´t get over the number of tourists there now. I´m surprised the lookouts can handle them all!
Also saw heaps of wildlife, took god knows how many photos, will probably have to delete half of them!
Well its way to hot in this room to say much more here (no aircon) so I will leave off and next blog will be from RIO where you will all have to sing the Peter Allan song as you are reading it! Ive been alternating singing that one and Copacobana for the last 2 weeks as well as 'Don´t cry for me Argentina´! Even caught Terry humming along at times!!
Oh that reminds me, its Valentines Day today. Of course Terry would have had no idea it was unless I had told him but then he took credit for it at the Falls, said he doesn´t just do flowers, he takes his girl to the most amazing Falls in the world! Yeah right...
PS Here is another gem from Terry. In Spanish they pronounce the 'e' on the end of words so they say my name with the 'e' as in elephant. I quite like the sound of it .. that was until Terry started calling me 'Sewer'!! That isn´t the sound of it at all, let me assure you!!