Hostal Los Arachanes
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We decided to go back and catch the truck and waited till the sun went down and I froze my balls off. It was well worth the trip, I'd even suggest spending the night here at one of the hostels but make sure to bring candles. After the sweet 4x4 sunset drive back to the car we headed back to Punta del Este. We were meant to have the car back this afternoon in Colonia, another 6 hour drive away, but that was never going to happen so we hostelled ...
... at the door.
“Buenos dias senor,bienviendo Gudia del Monte.”
His wood brown knotted face wrinkled in every direction of the sun appears not to move as he says this ,only the twitching of his handsome white moustache which is trimmed like a privet hedge indicates that he is speaking.
“Buenos dias senor,desculpe,hablas no Espanol,” my standard answer.
He takes me into the living area of the Estancia and the first thing I noticed ...
... a very red face indeed, as I had a genuinely embarassing run-in with the law in Uruguay. Admittedly there are not many scenarios involving me and the South American fuzz which would raise my status from unemployed former accountant to nefarious international gangster. In fact, most scenarios involving a middle class Brit and the South American fuzz tend to also involve rubber gloves, a flashlight and some lube. However, this was pretty shameful. We'd been in Colonia ...
... and he seemed remarkably placid as he slunk back into the sea. They can sort of stand on 'all 4s' using their flippers, and can walk along solid ground quite well - more suited to water though.
Unfortunately the trip then went downhill. The hostel was nice enough, but very loud in a 7 bed dorm, so sleep was patchy. We also spent 800 pesos for awful food in one of the restaurants, only to return to our hostel to them lighting up ...
... bushes, grazing cows and eventually making it to the beach where the orange colors of the sunset reflected over the still ocean lighting everything around with beautiful Ora.
The town was pitch black. My eyes were trying to find some areas aloomanated by the moon, but the moon was on ...