Big water - Iguazu Falls
• Large water - Iguazu Falls
I never liked the waterfalls. More precisely, not experienced wild rapture at their form. But everything happens for the first time, especially in those places where everything is special - the mountains, the sky, even the air is different. By the Iguazu Falls, we got spontaneous, but this impression has only grown. Sat quietly in Torres del Paine, and then punched in the head a great idea - but not to see whether one of the most famous attractions of Argentina? We quickly gathered - and went from Chile back to Argentina to spend the night in El Calafate and the next day flew to Buenos Aires.
For this purpose it was necessary to change the tickets, which were two days later. We paid for it at 100 pesos per ticket, nothing at all. Prior to Puerto Iguazu - the town, from which all roads lead to the falls - we decided to go by bus. Yes, for a long time, 18 hours. But cheaper by half than by plane. It turned out something like 100 bucks for a one-way ticket for one. But what an adventure! How long have we heard and read about these buses, with different types of comfort. On the ground floor there was some sort of business-class, and the second - economy. There and we settled down, along with a pack of loud locals. Went to lunch, dinner lived up to (!) Almost like a plane, and tried to sleep.
But it was hard. But not because it was inconvenient. Just rattled all night rain, a tropical storm. Such a stream watered road in front of us! And flashes of lightning illuminating the night mist ... Seats on the bus reclined almost lying down. I really like is not always lucky. my broken chair everybody wants me back ...
We had majeure place with a panoramic view. At first I hesitated to throw his feet on the panel in front of us. But the guy next to us nobody was embarrassed. By the way - take a warm jacket in the cabin, there is cool enough. Although the morning was just stifling.
We quickly checked into the hotel and went on one of the buses to the falls. Buses run every half-hour, cost 100 pesos roundtrip. Over the entrance to the park you have to pay denyuzhku, I do not remember how much, $ 25, I think. A lot of people, children, tourists with cameras, the ubiquitous Chinese. All are fully equipped, very, very organized - view points along the trail, the same as that of the Perito Moreno.
along the trail runs a huge number of livestock, for every taste and color.
Here is the first point of the species. The weather did not let us down - over a waterfall and rain thundered. I even managed to somehow put a tripod, pushing all the selfie lovers. Oh, how I hated them in those moments! Especially the couple who the hell how much time spent on self shooting against the background of a waterfall ...
In the bushes grazed here these geezer who in the park as a local pests. Everywhere hung signs that they have not come up and are not fed, because the bites are sooo painful and bloody. but by this charming little creatures!
The clouds parted a little, and the sun appeared. Waterfalls are very impressive ... This is a huge roaring monster that uplifts the clouds of spray into the air! Never such power never seen!
Naturally, there is a legend about the origin of the waterfalls. And yes, of course - because of unrequited love.
Indian boy stole his beloved, swam with her on the boat downstream of the Iguazu River. Gods opposed to this and decided to stop lovers. They opened up before them gorge, where everything has fallen quiet over the river. Once in the maelstrom, she has become one of the stones that are in the transformation of the river to a waterfall, and the young man became one of the trees that surround the river and the waterfall, which is now always looks at his beloved.
Steps fed all to the most convenient location. Step to the left - a good frame. right - you're already wet from head to toe. I would say that such a shower - it's just wonderful, takes into account 30-degree zharupen ... Once cool Patagonia so hot difficult to give ..
Landscapes - tents! This is in a nutshell.
Intricacies trails marked and labeled in different colors. Between different points there are areas with toilets and cafes. And nosed geezer who beg or stupid pluck the way of the visitors.
But the steepest falls from the Argentine side - it's Devil's Throat. This open width of 150 and 700 meters in length. The most impressive part of the Iguazú. , You need to sit in a train, and a bit of a ride to get to them. It's free.
What kind krutota! Thundering something billowing white clouds in the air! And we were very successful - was the wind, spray rose up, and they played a rainbow. Wind gusts changed its terminated, cut into halves or newly combined. The low sun was shining well at this beauty ..
Here it is - a double complete rainbow. I klatsat gate like mad, it was so beautiful that it was impossible ostanvoitsya.
One of my favorite photo - the water was very relief. Sorry, we drove 5 hours - the park closes 6:00 and we had to catch the last train. Uncle-security men came and asked everyone to leave. In the park there is an option to look at a lunar rainbow in the moonlit night. About the running time necessary to find out in advance.