18-Oct-2003 -- Coming from Junín on route nr. 188, leading us chiefly through a very wet
area, where storks, wild
geese and herons
are living, we arrived near General Villegas, where we took the route nr. 33
Shortly after we found a dirt road leading us directly onto the confluence, which was only a 10 meters off, but separated by an about 3
metres deep ditch, which was easy to cross and can be best seen on the view
The area is of course agricultural.
To the North there is a yellow corn field, and towards
South the dirt road with our car can be seen.
Just on the confluence some camomilla was growing.
After this visit we proceeded to the next larger town, Rufino, in the
South-Westernmost tip of the Province of Santa Fé. At Rufino we arrived at 3
pm, and everybody was having his "siesta".
At the town centre we found the "Hotel Astur", and then we strolled a little
On many places in Argentina there are memorials of the Falkland War, a
conflict which took place in 1982 between Argentina and Great Britain about
the souvereignity over this archipelago.
"Las Islas Malvinas" (so the islands are officially
called in Argentina), "son y serán Argentinas" (are and will ever be
Argentine), says the commemorative text on the wall.
Beside the successful visit to the confluence, another event today was very
pleasant. When we parked our car near the hotel, we forgot the key inserted
in the back door of the car. We started to walk through the town, and after
a 3 minutes a small boy, having seen that, reached us and handed us over the
key! People in rural Argentina are extremely honest.