Yet another flight, this time north to Iguaçu Falls on the Argentina/Brazil border, the falls at Iguaçu are among the world’s most impressive sights; we will get to explore both sides, I am very excited.
After arriving at Iguaçu, we drove to the Argentine side of the falls, it was about 3 p.m. and the park closes at 5 p.m. so we boarded the last train to the Devil’s Throat and then hiked out over a series of grated bridges to the Devil’s Throat, an area where the water rushes over a 262 foot drop into a chasm seeming to have no end. Any bottom that does exist was completely blurred by the dense mist. It was mesmerizing! As we stood and watched the sun would peek out from the clouds and as it did the rainbows appeared.
Compared to the Brazilian side, here I was standing right at the mouth of the most powerful fall in Iguaçu. To me, it was incomprehensible how much water could flow through that space in such a short amount of time. The thunderous sounds, the mist, the visual of water breaking into millions of drops and splashing in disparate ways. Yesterday I saw the Devil’s Throat. Today I was feeling it.
The Argentinean side has about 80% of the falls, and many of them can be seen from up close through a series of walkways known as the Upper Circuit and Lower Circuit but this is all for today, the park is closing and we need to get back.
Back at the hotel we get settled before dinner and then take a look around the lobby and outside. There is a beautiful pool area that I don’t think we will have to time to take advantage of but that’s okay; it is not the reason we are here.
American Hotel at Iguaçu
Dinner is delicious and we are eager for tomorrow to see the Brazilian side of the falls and the remainder of the Argentinean side. Sleep comes quickly.