Valerie and I went rafting a few weeks ago. To get in the raft, we had to fly 5000 miles south to Buenos Aires, Argentina, then another 300 miles west to Bariloche, then a 6 hour bus ride south to the Bio Bio base camp on the Futaleufu river. This is a trip 3 years in the making. Ever since we rafted the Toachi river in Ecuador ,Valerie has wanted to do this trip. When she first told me about it she enthusiastically said it was a "glamping trip". Glamping? I wondered aloud. "Yeah", she said, "you know, a cross between glamour and camping - glamping."
Well, it was way worth the effort to get there. The Futaleufu is an amazing river, the scenery spectacular, and the food, facilities and staff were extraordinary. Our days were full - not much time for sketching on this part of the trip. The last day I managed to get some time in the afternoon to do this sketch of the "parilla" - a type of grill used for cooking Asado (barbeque).The camp store is on the left and the dining/kitchen area is on the right. This is 8"x20" pen and watercolor.