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Paddle Boarding Rio Quéquen, Argentina

Mosaics outside the Picicultura Tour
We were told about the cascades on Rio Quéquen by new friends Fernando and Julia, in camp ATSA, we met them at the cascades for a tour of the Picicultura (a demonstration of fish hatchery and water filtration system).
The tour is all in Spanish, so I understood about 50%. The big takeaway is that all of the work being done to support the fish of Rio Quéquen is for nothing if it doesn’t rain enough and probably mentioned but not understood by me, farming practices.
Filtration system for the demonstration hatchery
Mike and I decided to come back the next day to paddle board upriver from the cascades. The day after, Viv and I paddled below the cascades..
Photos of the port where the Quéquen eventually flows from those inland cascades, the port’s trendy tourist center, shipping container restaurants and amusement park.
The Quéquen valley is a large agricultural area serving for export to? Who is trading most with Argentina? We saw many ships going in and out from the beach camp.
From Wikipedia: The Quequén Grande River is located in southeastern Buenos Aires ProvinceArgentina. Its mouth flows into the Atlantic Ocean, along the eastern border of the resort city of Necochea. Discovered in 1748 by Jesuit missionaries José Cardiel and Thomas Falkner, they originally named the waterway San José; its eventual name originated from the gününa iajëch Kem Kem (“gully”). The port of Quequén, located at the mouth of the river, in the neighboring town of the same name, was established in 1922. The facility handles over 3 million tons of freight annually and is a major rail head for Argentine grain exports. One of only two existing suspension bridges in Argentina, the Hipólito Yrigoyen Bridge (1929), spans the river at Necochea.
Sunset back at camp

Patagonia Parque National Laguna Blanca

Arrived just before the closing of the Park Ranger’s shift. Learned about the geology and birds in the area. May go back to Zapala to the geologic museum per the recommendation of the Park Ranger.
Lake walk
Niles and Vivian
Gypsy getting a quick walk, “no dogs allowed”
Setting up the solar in the early morning: 400 watts
Gypsy and Mike getting out to look for some birds: Chilean Flamencos on the lake shore.

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Cormorants, great fishers, hanging out their wings at times on rocks.
Chile Flamencos