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Travel Blogs from La Paloma
After a 16 hour bus ride from Mendoza to BA we hopped on the ferry to Uruguay and to our surprise... were first class!!! Champers for brekkie... guess that's what happens when we book our bus, ferry and accommodation drunk at 2.00am, whoopsie!!
La Paloma is a lush, sleepy, hippy, surf beach town which reminds me of Cornwall (but just a wee bit warmer). Beach is lovely and the water is amazing, so warm and perfect waves which are big but ...
... the back of the truck with Slash and drove back to the house, where the turtles were put in containers for the night. Whenever they started thrashing in their boxes we had to hold their flippers tight to calm them down. Snellgrove aka the Turtle Whisperer was particularly good at this surprisingly enough so we left him to it! That night we sat by the fire with the turtles after a pretty tiring day, planning on working with the captures in the morning. Gus and Snellers watched ...
To get to Cabo Polonia you first have to get the bus to drop you off at the roadside bus stop seemingly in the middle of nowhere but actually at a pretty well organised place. From here, after buying tickets and filling in forms with everything from age to profession, all to go to a beach(?!), we wait for our transportation in giant 4 wheel drive trucks.
We get driven (some crazies spend all day walking!) over 7 or 9 kilometres (as usual, depends ...
... for a swim but the only time I spent less time in the water was in the Antarctic. The waves were crashing, tumbling, merging and side-washing right at the shore so I had to be really careful as the effort required to swim in such rough seas was enormous. That said, it was a brilliant and exhilarating swim and, given that we had this huge long stretch of beach to ourselves and to avoid walking back in a wet costume, I turned it into a nudist ...
... cereal, but it was called 'Fitness'. I returned to the action some 15 or 20 minutes later, by which time the score was 4-4. It didn't take long for me to make an impact. Loitering with predatory instincts (aka Goal-hanging), I received a pass from Phil and cleverly laid it off into space (miscontrolled it) for Aussie Ross, and then panicked the defence with intelligent movement (I fell over) before Ross stroked into the open goal. The Fitness cereal certainly did its job, and we ...
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed