A 3-Week Stroll Through Buenos Aires – Day 16 – Tigre del Delta

Today, after about an hour of train rides and a good 45-minute spell on a boat we arrived at Delta del Tigre.  This place was my favorite among the places we saw in Buenos Aires.  I’m not the most… urban-minded guy, and this place is right up my alley.  The only thoroughfares are waterways and canals; the only driveways are piers, and it was one of the most relaxed, and relaxing, places I’ve ever been.  The place is like a small town, hell, it is a small town, but all on the water.  It’s hard to explain really.  Just imagine a town of 5,000 or so people and the infrastructure that would entail but all the streets are canals.  It’s an extensive river delta, as the Rio de la Plata degenerates into hundreds of small rivers and streams, and houses and gas stations and markets and hardware stores dot the lushly-vegitated intermittent land.  After about an hour I was fantasizing of buying a speed boat and some random shack and disappearing  into the depths of the delta.  Maybe the pictures can explain it better than I can….

One last picture from the boat ride to our stop: some village in the middle of the delta area.

Saw this about two minutes after getting off the boat. There are pedestrian bridges over all the 'streets.'

Standing on someone's driveway. If I'm not mistaken, the sign is peddling canoe and kayak rentals.

James and Kristin. Adorable.

Place is truly beautiful.

Man, I want to live here.

Hey, that's me.

Kid rocking out his kayak.

A gas station. Awesome.

The restaurant we stopped at for a few beers and some seafood. Delightful place.

Ah yes, happy endings are universal.

That’s all from the delta today.  More coming tomorrow.  I hope you enjoyed the pictures half as much as I enjoyed ambling through this little corner of Argentina.

-B. Littleton

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