Upsala Glacier and Horseback riding at Estancia Christina
At Estancia Christina I took a four-hour horseback ride. It was not one of those nose-to-tail plodding along rides so often offered for tourists. This was for experienced riders and it was just me and the guide. The only problem was that he didn’t speak hardly any English and I don’t speak hardly any Spanish. All went well, but I think I would have learned more about the history and geography of the area if we could have communicated. We rode across flat lands, up and down hills, and crossed four streams. We stopped at a lake for the lunch we carried in the saddle bags, then headed back. On the way back we came to five or six horses feeding on the range and drove them back to the corral. By the time we were done my neck and shoulders were aching from the stress on the herniated disk in my neck from trotting and loping.
We had another good meal with fine wine. When I got back to my room there was a small bottle of champagne on ice waiting for me. My neck and shoulders still ache.