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... credit cards, we pulled over at three stations before finding a Shell outside of Colon. As strange as it may sound, this gas station ended up being our best option so far. When we pulled up, we got great service and the lady went to work, washing the mud and dirt off the bleak windshield. A crowd of boys and a few shaparones circled around us for photos with the bike. Camilo talked with the local attendants, and sure enough, we could camp for free. A large ...
... up river possibly contaminating the river. It seemed to be quite a political issue between the two countries. with signs up in Colon advertising a rally of some kind protesting the mills. I read that Uruguay insists that they are following international protocols for the running of the mills, but obviously, with the Argentinean beach closures, the Argentines do not trust the whole situation, another interesting story...
So after taking a night bus to the border with Uruguay I ended up in the town of Colon for a few hours till the bus to Paysand˙ in Uruguay left. I hung around with some other backpackers and the dogs that followed us through town. The town it self was pleasant and nothing exciting, just ...
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
- Free parking