7 Feb 2018 (Lago Nahuel Huapi, Argentina): We had a spectacular morning going kayaking. It was a highlight of the trip for me. Super duper fun to be out on the water, using different muscles, floating and gliding and taking it all in. The guide was also really good (he took this pic). He told us all about the 2011 Puyehue volcano eruption. We thought the whole region was just dusty from a lack of rain. Nope. It’s ash that’s slow to be absorbed by the environment. Also, the gray tops of all the mountains. Here’s a pic of the town from shortly after the eruption: https://goo.gl/images/AkJDgy. They lost two whole seasons of tourists.