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... plastic cable ties. No worries, we were back in business and able to spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the old town on foot – until it started to rain - and then we made do with bird spotting down the country lanes.
Now we are not your most committed twitchers, but the skies around Colonia are just filled with all manner of exotic birdlife, and the constant sound of happy birdsong. At times it was more like we were in ...
... auto;">Metros/subways used - 39
Cars used - 9
Minivans - 10
Russian Campervans used -1
... Spanish avenues.
The historic quarter was a pleasant place to wander around with its quaint, colourful buildings. We were able to climb a restored 19th-century 'faro' (lighthouse) for views across the Plaza de Armas to the Puerto Viejo. One of the most interesting buildings on the plaza was the 1680 Iglesia Matriz, Uruguay's oldest church.
We took an afternoon stroll along the coast and discovered a ...
... for 30 minutes then when we reached the top of Colonia de Sacramento, we got out and took pictures! We headed back and made it back to the rental place in time. We then walked to el Buquebus and checked in. We got some snacks and then boarded the boat. When we arrived in Buenos Aires, we walked to a money exchange place to get more Argentinian pesos. Afterward we walked around and shopped a little bit. We went into one store and bought a cute $8 shirt! Next on ...
... early, once again enjoying the baby-in-a-stroller-to-the-front-of-the- line privilege. This was helpful as we were first on board and got a nice window seat. And this ferry was packed- I think maybe even overbooked a bit but it didn't sink so we were happy. When you get off the boat in Buenos Aires the contrast of big city hustle and bustle to Colonia's laid back island feel is striking. Debbie had noticed other babies rolling around in their strollers with ...