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... found the reception, however, we were informed that a school group of about 70, 11 and 12 year old campers were there and would be engaged in "night activities" until 2am.....we quickly packed up an left. Camping here can be a bit strange, as you have to pay a fee per person, and then a fee for the space you put the tent....not to rent a tent. Anyway, seems to be the standard in campgrounds around here.
Almost out of gas, and in search for a station ...
... bordering on, well, Uruguay. I managed to finally figure out how to stream a Canucks game live on my computer. I watched their final game when they got eliminated by the heavy thumping LA Kings. The game was terrible to watch but at least the steak dinner and wine was good.
The next day I woke up late and went for a run along the river. It was quite a picturesque town. I have started running whilst traveling and find it ...
... along the river front and window shopped in the main street.
Crossing the border was the most effortless yet, the bus only stopped once as both countries shared the same gateway (usually they are about 2km apart) and the bus driver took all the passports, so we didn't even have to get off. ...
Unfortunately the port was closed yesterday and we were not allowed to move anywhere. Port has opened today with good SW winds of about 20kts which we are planning to jump on the back off to get some miles under our belt. The boat is all ready with plenty of food (and treats) on board to keep everyone fueled for the first leg.
Taboo's next adventure is commencing with her sailing across the Atlantic from South America to the Cape Verdes and then onto the Canary Islands. Here's the first blog from the Skipper Michael Hook.
All the crew have arrived and excited about the trip. Plenty to get on with before leaving including the monster shop! Aim is to leave about Wednesday morning. We have all had the pleasure of meeting the local wildlife in the form of the sea lions!
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center