37 miles, 548 feet of climb, 682 ft max
The Mapuche Museum in Cañete is justly renowned. I got there right when they opened at 9:30. I spent quite a while inside viewing the ceramics, jewelry, musical instruments, fabrics, and clothing. They also do a good job of putting the artifacts in historical context.
Outside the museum is a genuine "ruka", the traditional thatched dwelling.
I have read that the straw is so expertly woven that not a drop of rain can get in.
The ride today was uneventful. There's a beautiful two-mile descent, dropping
down from the hills into Lebu. Of course, that means I get a nice warm-up first
thing tomorrow morning. Coming to Lebu today actually makes tomorrow's ride a
little longer since the distance to the Lebu turnoff is slightly shorter than the
road from there to town, which I will ride tomorrow in the opposite direction.
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