This will be my last post for 2009. A long year is coming to an end. Personally it has been a very positive year in many nice ways. Lets all hope that 2010 is even better for all of us.
Happy New Year!
Video showing Lake Nahuel Huapi - Nahuelito's home
Below is a video I uploaded on YouTube. I filmed it last Sunday (27.10.09) close to Villa Campanario, Peninsula San Pedro, San Carlos de Bariloche. It shows Lake Nahuel Huapi.
I filmed the video facing northwards, the left side of the image is the west. In the middle is Victoria Island, (see my post on Patagonian bears). To the right (east) of it, is Peninsula Huemul. Behind the Peninsula is the lake's Huemul Fjord where Garrett saw Nahuelito in 1910. At the extreme right is the tip of San Pedro Peninsula and (out of the image) about 200 m (650 ft.) behind me is "Campanario Fjord", where Nahuelito was also sighted.
In the audio, the wind can be heard. The relentless Patagonian wind. It is midday on a slightly cloudy and very cold Summer day. Due to the season, the lake's level is quite high (see how the bushes on the rocky beach are awash in the waves). As summer advances, the water level drops leaving a beach about 15 m (45 ft.) wide.
Copyright © 2009 by Austin Whittall
The area covered by the video is shown below (thank you Google Earth!); you can also see it in the following Nahuel Huapi Map.
Copyright © 2009 by Austin Whittall. Based on image by Google Earth.
See you again in 2010
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