I only slept for a few hours last night. With six people in a small dorm room and no fan, it turned into an inferno. I got up at 6am to check the water situation. It was working so I took advantage while everyone was still asleep and showered and hand washed my clothes.
The water was ice cold. The hot water tank had gone out along with the water.
Our main reasons for coming into Bariloche was to book tickets for the ferry crossing to Chile and to buy sunscreen (we had used up our dwindling supply in the desert). When those two things were accomplished we returned to the hotel to find the water was off again. It was 11am, our cue to leave.
I’m sure Bariloche is a great town, but at peak tourist season, it’s a bit much. After being on our own and wild camping for weeks, sharing a small room with four other people was a little overwhelming. Between the problems with the water at our hostel and the crowds in the city we decided we’re better off camping.
Anyways, we need to be at the ferry dock, 16 miles away, by 9:30am tomorrow. We can just ride that today, find a place to camp and not have to worry about rushing to the boat tomorrow.
Our ride along Lake Nahuel Huapi:
We stopped at Kunstmann Brewery and Cervecería Blest before finding an isolated wild camp spot up on a hill for the night.