After finishing our course, we flew to Iguazu Falls. The falls are on the border between Brazil and Argentina and we elected to stay in the park on the Argentinian side of the falls. The hotel in the park was a little more expensive than we would have liked, but it meant less walking for me with my foot, so that was a good thing. We had a
To get to the falls from the hotel there was a short walk to the little train station. Along the way we saw coatis.
These creatures had me thoroughly charmed.
Then we caught a train.
After a short ride we had to walk on a raised walkway to reach the falls. The river was beautiful.
Along the way a butterfly decided that it wanted to spend some time with Gorgeous Girl.
The falls were magnificent.
This section is known as the Devil’s Throat.
The experience was somewhat marred by the hoards of people and the fact that Gorgeous Girl was in major meltdown mode due to the spray from the falls making her wet 🙂 But they were still pretty spectacular.
All up, the walk out to the falls and the walk to and from the hotel was about three kilometres. My foot managed the trip, though I was pretty sore by the end of the day. I have to wear trainers (with everything) for the forseeable future and I’m being very faithful with stretching twice a day. There is improvement, but I think it’s going to be a long road to full recovery. At least I’m no longer walking with a cane…