Up early on Tuesday and straight on the bus and ferry back to buenos aries. We got back to BA, killed a few hours waiting for our bus to depart. If Peggy wasn't a bus but a truck then the bus we caught wasn't a bus but an old school first class plane with wheels. We had a seat that was wide and comfortable, went flat in the evening when it was time to sleep. We got a massive meal for tea. We had sheets and pillows. The bed/seat was more comfortable than the majority of rooms we slept in. There were films and beer. It was a comfortable eighteen hour drive through the night, before we knew it we were in Iguacu.
It was early afternoon, too late to get to the falls that day so we had some dinner sat by the pool in the hostel with Lara and Graham and took it easy. That evening we met Hayley, a girl so dull and self absorbed she would put a big brother contestant to shame. There is nothing that I do not know about that girl. She started off her tour with four notches and was now on eleven, halfway through the conversation she went of with an Israeli for a spliff and when she came back she was on twelve. And it would be easier to tell you which drugs she hasn't done, on and on and on she went. Lara, Lisa, graham and I were left a little dumbstruck by this person we only met while cooking in the kitchen.
Iguazu Falls are incredible, on average 300,000,000litres of water go over the falls every second, because of the heavy rainfall in the area that week the day we were there 400mil litres were going over the falls. We got to the National Park at ten and started our tour, first on a truck through the jungle, it wasn't very good and apart from a couple of spiders we didn't see a lot. At the end of the truck ride Lara, Graham, Lisa and I got of the truck and on to a speed boat. We were going under the falls. In front of us the Russians all disrobed, the women in bikinis and the men all in to speedos. If you are thinking to yourself who still wears speedos, the answer is Russians. On the boat we headed for our first sight of the falls, they loomed into view in all their glory, looking spectacular. Even on a gloomy grey day the falls looked magnificent. Closer and closer we got until we were under the falls, the spray soaking us to the skin. It was amazing, the water warm. Then we came out of the falls and then back under, all I could hear was the screams of the girls, and a few of the boys. We got off the boat absolutely saturated. An awesome experience and Lisa managed to retain her contacts but only just! After going under the first falls she said, "I thought I was going to drown, I don't want to go under the second one" but she had no choice. If you have been to Niagra and been on the Lady of the Mist boat, there is no comparison, we were not wet by the mist of the falls but drenched by the falls themselves!
After the boat we walked through the national park, seeing the falls from many different views. We'd made a packed lunch for dinner so we sat down to eat it on a bench. Surrounded by wild animals, at which point one of Graham's sandwiches got robbed by one of the animals. I found it a lot funnier than Graham did. After that it was more walking, a trip on a boat and then a train and back to the hostel. The falls were incredible, a truly awesome sight. It had been well worth going, and a highlight of the trip.