After getting busted and re-camping "out of site" last night we awaken to discover the real reason for the police presence. All vehicles in and out of the National Park are stopped and some searched at random at the check point.
We awake to discover a queue of boggle eyed coach tourists glued to windows and taking pictures of the funny cyclists camping next to the road. So much for out of site - the small tourist office provides no cover at all. Not being one to enjoy another man´s discomfort, we ask the cops for water so we can get on with a leisurely breakfast and pose for some pictures....
I know it´s getting monotonous, but "it´s another gorgeous day for cycling"
and "wow - look at this amazing lake" - the view back across Nahuel Huapi lake to Bariloche
... but "wow - look at this amazing lake" - Lago Nahuel Huapi again
Taking our lesson seriously, we find a designated camp site just outside Villa La Angostura for the night, right on the lake
And.... it´s closed. Not to go against the law we remain... and have to pay nothing.