|Volcán Osorno from Puerto Varas|
|Sunset over Volcán Osorno from our cabaña|
We have previously driven east around Lago Llanquihue to Volcán Osorno and Saltos de Petrohué, so on this trip we decided to go clockwise around the lake and up to Puerto Octay. We had read excellent things about Puerto Octay in our guidebook, but the reality was a little less charming than the Eyewitness Travel's superlatives.
|Map of Lago Llanquihue|
|View over Puerto Octay - pretty from a distance!|
|The mill in the Colonial German Musem|
|Us with Lago Llanquihue and Volcán Osorno in the background|
|The iconic treble clef tree on the lake edge. Frutillar is famous for its music festivals|
While Daniel went out for a long run, I headed to the Reserva Forestal Edmundo Winkler, a forestry school sanctuary which has a short trail through the woods at the northern edge of Frutillar. I saw some exquisite hummingbirds in the Valdivian forest, as well Laurel trees which were hundreds of years old.
|A 700-year-old Laurel tree|