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Had an ok night, except for a spider crawling all over me,
but was till happy there was plentiful good strong coffee but the rest of the
breakfast pretty blah!
Got the 9.45, thankful the rain stopped for the 10 min walk
to the bus station, to Montevideo and changed for Carmelo. My plans for the
loading up on dollars were thwarted by a defective ATM but thankfully the ...
... made this practically impossible until help came from Israeli agricultural scientists and the roots of the peach tree were fused with that of the almond and in that way along with planting eucalyptus trees ,which protect the trees from over watering and wind, enabled the almond trees to flourish and they now account for 95 hectares of the estate producing salted and peppered almonds for the market place.
550 hectares of the estate is dedicated to the growth of ...
... can't remembr but it seems unlikely that was the reason I picked Manchester!
The first side of the peninsula has calm water and mostly consisted of a port with lots of fancy boats. Punta del esta has been badged as the st tropez of uruguay and whilst I'm not sure its exactly the same I see what they're getting at. On the other side of the peninsula we found the main reason we were here - surf. However Rich very sensibly reigned me in as I got carried away ...
... hotel take a picture of us loaded down. We took everything up to our room, got the maid and made sure she knew that it was not trash to be taken out, and then headed back down and saddled up again.
We road east up the coast, toward La Barra, which is a smaller community just over a small bridge from Punta del Este. The bridge is interesting. It’s actually two bridges, one in each direction, and it’s like a wave. You go up and down, then up and down again.
... of the slower competitors.
The final few legs of our journey up the continent in Brazil are, a 16 hour bus journey to
Florianopolis and the beautiful island of Santa Catarina (fabulous beaches, not so fabulous weather) add then to Curitiba and on to Sao Paolo where we will meet Miranda and James on the 15th for a rather different family Christmas holiday!
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all! Thanks for all your comments, keep them coming.