Fishing in Argentina February/March 2018

This is Steve’s narrative of our trip to Argentina. You can tell he writes to a different audience than I do. I will add pictures to the post.

Our next trip was to Argentina where I fished the Chimehuin out of Tipiliuke Lodge near San Martin de los Andes on Feb 26, 27, 28 and then after a stay in Villa Angostura, the Traful and Limay out of Estancia Arroyo Verde near Bariloche, March 3-7.

Tipiliuke (tipiliuke.com) is a beautiful old lodge in a very large estancia, with the Lanin volcano, over 11,000 feet and snow capped, visible in the distance.

There are 2 rivers, plus a constructed spring creek, but I fished the main draw, the Chimehuin, all 3 days. My guide was Adrain, a very experienced and knowledgeable guide and fisherman, who is captain of the Argentine national team. The Chimehuin is a good sized river with deep pools, fast runs,and broad riffles, crossable at this low water season. The water temperature was 60-62 and the river was very clear. It is populated with wild rainbows and browns, with some huge browns taken, especially in April. the weather was beautiful every day-cool mornings that warmed to around 60 by the time we hit the water around 10 am, and peaking around 75-80 in late afternoon. It was breezy, but nothing like Chile. The fishing day was 10 am until around 2 pm, then a great lunch back at the lodge and a siesta, followed by an evening session from around 6 pm until dark, which was close to 9 pm even this late in the season. Dinner was at 10 pm. On February 26 I fished the El Cardinal beat and caught 12 rainbows and 2 browns in the first session, with the best a 17 ” rainbow . Most came on Adrian’s fullinguista nymph, a spartan Spanish perigon nymph of thread and UV cement with a copper bead. For the pm session, I fished the Whitestone beat and caught 13 rainbows and 3 browns, none over 13″. Fishing was fast and furious during the last half hour of daylight swinging a yellow mayfly nymph in a fast riffle.

On February 27, I fished the Anquendo beat for the am session and caught 14 rainbows and 1 brown. I caught 2 on the PMX, one on a fly I tied, and most of the rest on another Euro nymph, the blue and orange. (Linda’s comment is “the blue and orange, not to be confused with the orange and blue”) Three fish were 16-17.75″ and three others were 13-14″. For the pm, I fished Andres’ pool and Cormorant Island, and caught 9 rainbows and 2 browns. One rainbow was 18″. Again the yellow mayfly nymph was hot, but I also caught 3 on the dun, a size 8. The hatch lasts only 20 minutes but it’s great fun.

On February 28 I fished the same beat as the prior pm, just a lower section. I caught 18 rainbows and 2 browns in the am session, most on another Euro nymph called the Superman because of its red and blue colors. I also caught 5 on small dries. Again, my largest was an 18′ rainbow. For the evening I convinced Linda to go out for the yellow fly hatch. She caught 3 swinging the nymph in fast waster, one a hard fighting 16 incher, and she was briefly attached to a really big fish. This time we have both photo and video evidence, thanks to Adrian. Adrian had me use his Euro nymphing outfit, a 10 foot, 3 weight rod with a tiny reel spooled with monofilament. I quickly caught 8, none large, in a nice run, then one more on the yellow fly nymph,giving me 30 for the day and 86 for the 3 days on the Chimehuin. I loved both the river and Tipiliuke Lodge, and would like to return some day. Adrian was a superb guide, both enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Starting on the evening of March 3, I fished the Traful on the property of Estancia Arroyo Verde. estanciaarroyoverde.com.ar. Both the river and lodge are justly famous for their beauty and ambiance.

Fernando Gonzalez was my guide for the entire stay. Like Adrian, he is very experienced and knowledgeable. On this first evening, I caught 2 7 inchers on a PMX. The next morning, March 4, was cool and windy and we fished the upper 2 pools where landlocked salmon are often found. We sighted 5, which I cast to hundreds of times, with no action. In the pm session, I fished some gorgeous water downstream and caught only 3 small fish on the PMX. The water was slow and extremely clear, and a bit too warm, which could explain the lack of good fish showing . I asked Fernando what he thought and he said, “I have many excuses. I just don’t know which one is right”. But I knew going in that the Traful is moody and difficult, with few fish but also some really big ones. March 5 started well. It was a beautiful sunny toning, cool and calm. I caught a 19″ brown on my first cast at the head of a small side channel on a PMX and caught 6 small rainbows on dries. We also saw 3 very nice browns in a willow lined side channel, and marked their lies for the evening session. In the evening I caught only 1 15″ brown on a Fat Albert . The others we saw in the morning did not show.

On March 6 I floated the Limay from 12 Miles upstream of the reservoir down to its entrance. The Limay is big water, even this late in the season. Wading is not really an option. It has a mixture of small to medium sized rainbows and browns that can exceed 10 pounds. The rainbows take insect imitations but the browns eat meat, especially a crab called a Pancora, which is very common. It is 1-2 inches long and very dark. We used a PMX or chubby Chernobyl on a 6 weight and pancora imitations on a 7 weight with a fast sinking tip. The fish were widely scattered, with the best fishing in the shallowest, fastest water. Deep runs and pools simply did not produce, although they do at times produce big browns. I caught 5 browns and 7 rainbows for the day. The rainbows were 10-15″, and only one came to a dry, although I missed 2 nice browns on the PMX. All of the other fish took the pancora or an articulated leech. One of these was a very thick brown, over 21″ that Fernando guesstimated at 2.5 kg, or about 5.5 pounds. But the star of the day was a very fat 18 inch brown that was as beautiful as any I’ve caught. All of the fish that took the pancora or leech crushed it. On March 7, we again tried for salmon in the 2 uppermost pools below the lake outlet. The first had no fish visible, but 3 were sitting on a shallow gravel bar in the second pool. After many casts, I was able to hook and land a very nice 24 incher on an ugly bug nymph. I was very disappointed with the fight, mostly head shaking and a few short runs. Later, I caught a small brown and a small rainbow, giving me the grand slam for the Traful. In the evening, we again went hunting for big browns, but I caught only 4 smallish rainbows on the PMX. However, that evening another guest, Dennis Hall of Calgary, who has fished the Traful for years, caught an incredible 29.5″ brown on a big streamer, besting the 28″ brown he’d caught a few years back. The prior evening, in response to my commenting that the fishing was slow, Dennis remarked “Yes, but always remember that on this river your next cast can produce the fish of a lifetime”. This is why I want to return to the Traful. Fernando emphasized that April is best, when the water cools and the browns begin their spawning run, both from the lake above and reservoir below. Likewise the Limay gives up its best fish then.

Overall, I caught 32 during my 4.5 days of fishing at Arroyo Verde, and 118 for the trip.

I hope that you enjoyed Steve’s trip report and my inserted pictures!

April 10, 2018 We leave Delphi Club, Abaco

Here is an early morning sunrise form the Lodge. Today would be our last morning. Sob.

Here is a photo of Steve’s favorite breakfast pastry. Since we had to leave early to catch our flight to Orlando, I was able to nab one of these delicacies. They were as delicious as they looked!

Breakfast was the usual for me. My last good breakfast for a while, as unless I get up earlier and have breakfast with Steve I have to make it myself. And as I am lazy, I take the easy route and just have biscotti and coffee. Sometimes I try to be healthy and go for Cheerios with blueberries and almonds. When I am feeling exceptionally exotic I throw some coconut flakes on top. I may or may not do the hula before I sit down.

Steve and I finished breakfast, settled up the bill, and made our goodbyes, to Jane, Peter and Max. Next year we hope to travel to England and meet up with Jane and Peter. I think by now Steve is due for some castle touring, and royal watching. I will probably need to throw in some fishing on the Chalk Streams in England. Peter has a beat on the River Test, so this will surely be an excellent adventure. Steve will just have to test his skills there. Hardy Har Har!

Then we were off to the airport. As the Club was full we ended up sharing the ride to the airport with two delightful gentleman. They were friends from Cleveland who love to fish and duck hunt. They belong to several duck hunting clubs and once the season starts they make the rounds, traveling from club to club. I don’t hunt, but it sounded like fun going from club to club, meeting old friends and new. Of the two gentleman D, had fished many places and gave Steve some good advice regarding our next trip to Argentina. There is some place in Scandinavia where Steve wants to fish that the guy had been to also. Unfortunately it’s a place where you have to know certain people, and wait for openings due to death or decrepancy. Not a happy thought, but the truth. D has told his friend that when the time comes, he would like to buy the week of his friend. He has no idea what it will cost, hopefully all will work out.

Talking of things working out… Not! Although we got through security without me being frisked or detained all did not go smoothly. We decided to go upstairs to the lounge. It was quite pleasant when we were here in December. Unfortunately the Priority Pass Lounge, was not open for business! Steve gave this a thumbs down.Our plane was called and we made sure to stay between the cones on the way to board. The Silver Air employees do not look happy when you try to go outside the lines. This was our plane for most of the day. There were terrible storms over Florida. We had to land in West Palm Beach and sit for a few hours until the rain let up and we could proceed to Orlando. What was going to be a five hour wait in the airport for our next flight to Westchester airport turned into only an hour. There were many people on our flight who missed their connections. We finally made it home to Poughkeepsie and found that we had left spring far south. It was cold back home!

Sorry about the delay in finishing up the trip blog. Just think I still have to finish up Kenya and Argentina! Plus I have a short trip to Philadelphia to blog about also. Stay tuned!

Monday April 9, 2018 Delphi Club Abaco

Guess what? Yes, more eggs for breakfast! At home I usually only have coffee with biscotti. At least six of the little ones. If I get the really big ones, then I eat one, I’m really lazy in the morning. If someone is willing to make me eggs, then I am all in. Otherwise, even opening up a box of cereal, pouring it out and adding milk and blueberries is too much effort.

Steve likes to make stone ground oatmeal, but that is a pain to eat. Who wants to wait 20 minutes for breakfast? I don’t like making an effort in the morning. Once when I was a young teenager and sleeping over at a girlfriend’s house they had Grape Nuts. They tried to warn me to only pour a small amount out. Man, is that cereal dense! I laugh every time I see a box of it in the store!

Then it was time to read. Which I did, until lunchtime.

I was back to the roasted vegetable salad with jerk chicken. Add French fries and we have a really great lunch. The big excitement at lunch was that Peter and Jane went out to lunch. Max had gone out fishing with some of the other guests. While at lunch I had noticed someone wandering about. This doesn’t usually happen. There are rarely strangers here. I didn’t think that there were new guests comings in at that time. I debated jumping up and inquiring if they needed help. Now you know that this was really hard for me. At that point one of the wait staff brought me my espresso. I looked at her, and she said Jason, the chef was taking care of them. In other words, Linda stand down. The strangers soon disappeared. Lunch over, my lunch mates and I all dispersed. More reading and then pool time. I decided to bring a book with me when I was in the pool I held it on the edge of the pool and could read for 37 minutes! That’s a record for me in the pool. Once in a while I tried to pretend that I was exercising and kick my feet a little bit. Heaven forbid I should actually do a stroke. Jane was in the pool and goggles on. I might try that sometime. I could leave my contacts in and try to do some strokes. Remember I said I might try that.

Our first canapé was lobster salad. Followed by conch fritters. Our appetizer was conch salad. Monday was Jason, the chef, night off. We had macaroni and cheese and either fried chicken strips or fried fish, I picked the chicken.

At this point in dinner Jane asked me if I met the Duke of XXXX earlier this afternoon. What? It seems that the Duke comes to the club to buy wine when he comes to visit. On their way to lunch Jane asked Peter if they should ask me to be on the look out for the Duke who was supposed to show up by 12:30 to meet Peter and pick up the wine. As the Duke wasn’t there on time, Peter and Jane were going to leave. Peter told Jane “Hell, No” or something more English than that. He knew that I might accidentally run into the Duke, but if I knew who was coming I might be lurking behind the palm trees with a butterfly net. It would be best all around if I only accidentally met the gentleman who would likely have not said “Hello, Linda you may call me x instead of Duke. No, I don’t have an extra invite to Harry and Megan’s wedding.”

Dessert was a cheesecake verrine with a guava compote.

Steve had a good day, his last day of fishing. He caught five fish, and his largest was 5 pounds so he got head of the table.

Sunday April 8, 2018 Delphi Club, Abaco, Bahamas

I had a much better night sleeping and the urge to itch was somewhat lessened. I still want to scratch, but I’m not a raving lunatic anymore.

This bunch of anglers must really like fruit, because by the time I got to the table for breakfast most of the fruit was gone! As Steve likes to say “You snooze, you lose!”

I was still able to get my eggs. This year I have had nothing but fried eggs! There are other options cold cereal, porridge (oatmeal), eggs Benedict, omelettes, and pancakes. It’s much easier to not think and just get the same thing for breakfast! Of course, I do get the fresh fruit and the delicious mini danishes. Steve has a preference for the little cinnamon swirls, there are usually none left by the time I get to breakfast.

Anne, the swimmer and her husband Steve left before breakfast so I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. Good bye and good luck Anne! I am not sure if I can say enjoy the race, so I hope that you are happy that you did it when it is over! I have a friend who ran in the NYC marathon, after it was over she said never again, then yes, then no! I’m not sure where she is about it now! Years ago when Greta Waitz ran in the marathon I remember thinking, I could do this. I will start slow and gradually work myself up to running five hours. I didn’t even run ten minutes and said, ‘Nope, not gonna happen!” Steve found it quite amusing.

The rest of the morning was spent in my usual position. I am almost halfway through Book 2 of the Black Dagger Brother Hood series. I think there are only 16 in the series, but she has some related books also. I think that I have all but the last two. Hello Amazon!

Today for lunch I went for the Caesar salad. Of course I had French fries also. No cookies, but little spice raisin muffins. Bite size. I went for a little excitement and had a cup of cappuccino!

After lunch was spent back on the couch. I may have to look for bed sores if I don’t watch out! Wouldn’t that be a sight. Bug bites, bruises due to scatching and bed sores, due to excessive reading on the couch. What could be worse? Oh, yes, I could get boils, or my scratches could get infected! It’s a good thing I take a multivitamin and drink a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice in the morning!

Before I knew it 4 o’clock came around and I went into the pool. For amusement I started the timer on my phone. I actually soaked for 36 minutes! Amazing! Usually, I’m what I call a tea bagger in the pool, I dip my self in and then get out and lie on the chaise lounge. For someone whose weight is within the normal body weight mass you would think that I would be over the limit due to my lounging around this holiday. I will have you know that back home I try to go to the gym every day. I do slack off on occasion, but I try to get back in the swing as soon as possible.

After the soak, it was time to shower and then see what was going on in the Masters. Steve came back from fishing and he had had a frustrating day. He caught 12 and lost 11. He felt he should have caught 20. There were any big ones, so once again he was not table head. Sitting sat the head of the table is something you only want to do two days in a row, as you are thrown into the pool on your third day. I have never seen anyone thrown into the pool.

One gentleman unfortunately had a nil day for bonefish. He did catch another type of fish, but not a bone. There are days like that, there might be too many clouds, or the fish just are spooked, or your fly isn’t quite right. There is always tomorrow, except the gentleman was leaving tomorrow, so he’ll have to wait until next time!

First canapé was shrimp fritters with sweet chili mayo.

Second canapé was crab salad on a seaweed crisp.

The appetizer was tuna tataki. That was Steve’s favorite dish of the week.

Dinner was a choice of parrotfish with Greek Salad or Roast Duck Breast. As I had never had parrotfish before I ordered the fish.

Dessert was Strawberry and Hibiscus Gelee. The man next to Steve really must have enjoyed it as he ate his own, and his wife’s!

We had cinnamon sable cookies with the Gelee. You could easily knock off way to many of those suckers!

Then it wa time for chamomile tea on the couch and home made chocolate truffles. Sometimes there are little gellies instead of the chocolate. Good night all!

Wednesday April 4, 2018 Delphi Club in Abaco

I messed up big time today. First I realized that yesterday’s post was really Wednesday, not Tuesday, but that was easy to correct. The real bummer is that I labored over an hour for a post that disappeared when I moved from one wifi zone to another waiting for Steve to come back. Well, I will just have to make this post as good or better than the one I was working on this morning. But I must admit that it was really good!

I left you yesterday with a visit to our room. We are in room number four again. Steve and I thankfully have no bad memories in this room!

After we unpacked we went upstairs for lunch on the veranda. Originally I was seated to Steve’s right, but “lemme lemme upgrade Linda”, saw some guests vacating and plopped herself down almost across from Steve. I got to look at the ocean, and Steve got the esteemed pleasure of looking at me. Ha Ha, not really, Steve just hates to move once he is seated. For my birthday I have candle lit dinner parties. I have place cards for everyone and after every course people have to jump up grab their napkins and wine glass and sit someplace else. Steve, as host doesn’t have to move. There is always minor grumbling by the guests about moving. However, as sometime you might be seated next to someone boring, I think that secretly everyone likes the change of dinner companions.

Here is a close up of lunch. We both had chicken Caesar salads.

After lunch we went back to the room. Steve wanted to go fishing, and I wanted to sit by the pool and read. So off he went, and off I went. Unlike Steve, I didn’t put any sunscreen on as I was going to sit under an umbrella in the shade. I bet you think I am going to tell you that I got a horrible sunburn, but no, I didn’t. I finished up the first of the eight books that I have brought along. I have decided to restart the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward, Dark Lover. It was as good as the last time I read it. She had written three new books in the series that I haven’t gotten around to reading. I figured this was a great time to start up all over again.

This was the view of the pool. We don’t have a direct view of the ocean from the pool patio as the wind is too strong, but you do get to hear the roar of the surf. It’s even better than a mood machine!

After awhile I went back to the room, here is a picture of one of the lovely flowers by the pool. A little bit of spring, for those back home in the northeast! Steve did catch a fish while I was reading, his first ever Triggerfish. I posted a picture yesterday of one.

Our canapes at dinner started with a fried wahoo, and dipping sauces. I skipped the fish, as I am still observing Passover. I have had them in the past and they are really good!

Next were beet slices, topped with goat cheese on a rice cracker. There was much discussion about guests not liking beets!

While the other guests were enjoying their canapés and drinks I noticed other guests admiring the double rainbow. The one on the left was merely a sliver of light, while the really beautiful one was on the right!

Here is everyone gathered for dinner. We have been at Delphi when we were the only guests, and at times when there are many. Steve thinks of Delphi as his own home, and doesn’t like it so much when there are a lot of people here. I think he is getting a trifle possessive! Tonight there were sixteen guests, Max, the manager, and Peter-the creator of all this wonderful madness. Jane, Peter’s wife was here also, as I told you yesterday.

First course was tomatoes with fresh mozzarella, basil, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It was nice and light.

For dinner Steve and I each had the Osso Bucco. I just skipped the polenta on the bottom on the plate. Steve and I both agreed that although tasty, mine is better. I don’t have an original recipe, I follow the one from Marcella Hazan’s wonderful cookbook!

Dessert was pot de creme de chocolate, and of course, you can’t beat a chocolate dessert. I will have problems if there are cakes or brownies between now and Friday night! I have been abstaining from wine, also. Let’s hope I don’t get really ripped Friday night with a Delphi Punch and wine at dinner!

Now is the time for my pet peeve. I have actually had some of you dear readers ask me “Who is David Gandy?” I fear that I may have to put some kind of vetting process for those of you who are not meeting my minimum standards of knowledge.

David Gandy is the top male model in the world. He’s British. He was one of the first of the male models who has a real body, he was not one of those wimpy skinny guys. He has a campaign for Dolce and Gabbana, he is usually posing shirtless and there is often a babe at his side. He has a very intense look in his eyes. Yeah, that look that the heroes in all my romance novels have! He also poses by himself, his shirt ripped open, his six pack showing along with further down….enough, you can google him yourself! In googling him myself for this blog post I found an article called “you can look like David Gandy also”. The article showed how some people actually go through plastic surgery to get his smoldering good looks. No Steve doesn’t have to worry, there is no comparison. David Gandy is not 61. Steve is.

Now for my questions of the day:

Do you like to travel south during the winter?

Have you ever thought of gettin butt injections to look like Kim K?

Do you close your eyes when you kiss your husband and imagine David Gandy?

I am sure that Steve is giving me the stink eye now!

Wednesday April 4, 2018 Delphi Club!

I should have updated my end of Argentina because we are now in Abaco in the Bahamas! Steve and I love to stay at Delphi-Bahamas.com . There is a full house of 16 guests, plus staff and family members so my posts from Argentina will have to wait until I return home. Not sure how much posting as we all want to be on the wifi at once, and the signal won’t like that at all. No, not at all!

Here is our room. We always seems to stay in room number 4. We were once upstairs, but I was a grumpy grunts and got pissed at Steve as I thought he was ignoring me, so we don’t stay there anymore. Plus, those two rooms are in great demand, they are only available when occupancy levels are low. Steve does not like it when there are a lot of guests, he is quite possessive of the place and thinks it is his. That’s what happens when you come in December and there are fewer guests!

Anyway, we started our morning at 4:30 to get our car service at 5 to get to the airport in White Plains. It is such a pleasure flying out of White Plains, it only takes us an hour to get to the airport, and it is really small. We took off in a timely manner. Steve amused me as he asked if there was food on the plane, maybe an omelette? I looked at him and said, “We’re not flying business class any longer dear!” We got our Terra Blue chips and a cup of coffee. We landed in Fort Lauderdale and had to switch terminals. I hate that, but it is what it is. They changed the security a bit, the lines were at a crawl. I think we had a new employee trying to read the X-ray screen. After we passed through security, I got a peak at the new ad with David Gandy in it. Now who in the world goes skiing in a bra and snow pants? Who goes skiing with his jacket almost off? Well, David Gandy does, if Dolce and Gabbana pays him to! And so would you, if you got to ski with David Gandy!

Just as we were ready to board our plane, it started to pour! Yikes! So much for beautiful Florida sunshine!This was our plane, it was little and a bit noisy, but it got us to Marsh Harbour. When we landed, it was pouring again, and Steve’s clothes got a little wet through his duffle bag. I have one of those big plastic suitcases and my clothes remained nice and dry! This is room number four, the other rooms downstairs all look similar, some have twin beds, and some have kings.

I am most exicted as Peter’s wife Jane has arrived today. It seems that she heard that we were going to be guests and decided that she needed to be part of my blogfest. Now that is a devoted follower, I have my own cheering section! I need to stress how big a deal this is, Jane lives in England and has arranged her calender to hang out and see first hand, that my reporting is absolutely true!

One amazing fact this week as there are three men named Steve here! One goes by Steven, that will help avoid confusion. One time there were three Linda’s and that was quite fun!

While I hung out at the pool and then visited Peter and Max who were watching soccer on the telly, Steve went fishing from the beach. He caught his first trigger fish! This was one of the fish he had wanted to catch in the Maldives and failed. This is not Steve, it’s a picture I found on the internet, but that’s similar to what he caught, but Steve’s was a little smaller.

Have you ever been to the Bahamas? Where did you stay?

Have you ever posed for a picture with David Gandy? If you did, did you faint?

Do you think that Trigger fish are ugly? I do!

Thursday March 1, 2018 Goodbye Tipiliuke!

It is our last morning at Tipiliuke and I thought it might be interesting for you to see the aerial view from Google Maps. Tipiliuke Lodge is also known as Estancia Los Pinos. I believe there are over 1000 trees from around the world here! The Estancia is still family owned, but Kevin and Mary Jo are in charge of the guest lodge. We did not meet any of the family on our trip, maybe next time! Yes, the weather was sunny and delightful. Back home they were expecting a terrible snow storm. This view is from a little higher up, you an see the meandering stream quite well. If you drive further to the right down 49, you will end up at River House. Now from farther up in the sky, you see Junin de los Andes at the top of the picture. San Martin de los Andes is just south and to the west. It’s on a lake, you can’t quite see the lake as the name is in the way.

Our trip to our next stop Villa La Angostura, is on Route 40, also known as Seven Lakes Road. Can you guess how many lakes we will pass today?

After two nights at Villa la Angostura we will continue on 40 towards Bariloche (just under San Carlos on the bottom of the map), then head north to Villa Traful to stay at Arroyo Verde.

You can see Volcano Orsono on the lower left of the map. Last year when we were in Chile we stayed near Osorno!

Here are some lovely pictures from the Tipiliuke website. This is the map of the Estancia. It is almost 50,000 acres! The Larminat Brothers came to Tipiliuike in 1909 from France. They fell in love with the area, as does everyone who visits here! The Larminat family still owns the Estancia.

An aerial view of the lodge where we stayed. You can see the pergola where we had lunch on the left of the picture.

There is a beautiful view of Tipiliuke from the back garden. This phot was taken in the fall.

This was the bar, where everyone would gather at all times of the day. This is where I would sit and work on my blog. I would often show Maru or Monica a picture and ask them what it was, for my posts. Here is the living room. We didn’t have any fires as it was summer. Here we see the afternoon tea and coffee set up.

After a day of fishing, Steve would return to this sight. How welcoming! Life doesn’t get much better than this, does it? Here is a picture of Adrian, who was Steve’s guide. Maru and Monica, comprise the rest of the trio. This picture was taken earlier in the week. Maru left on Tuesday to fly to Buenos Aries to attend her sister’s wedding. There were going to be 400 guests, I told her to keep her eyes open there for a special someone. In my romance novels, weddings are often a great place to meet your future spouse! Here is another picture of the interns. Aren’t they handsome? I didn’t inquire if they needed girlfriends back home! Send me your email if interested, and I will try to forward it to the guys!

Here I am saying good bye to Monica! My hat is at a jaunty angle, isn’t it? Monica and I both have our chins placed correctly, our guts are sucked in and our shoulders back. We are picture posing pros!

Okay, good bye Tipiliuke, our driver awaits and we are off to our next Excellent Adventure!

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