Treinta Y Tres
Travel Blogs from Treinta Y Tres
... the coast around the point, making an inland detour to check out the lighthouse and nearby church.
Near the point (punta) it was all lovely old villas but as went inland was all high rises – there were strips of golden sand, rockpools and again huge swathes of mussel shells, though not clear if the sea lions were responsible and if so , how?
Got a good look at them in the fisherman's port which ...
... one on the beach on my
walk, as well as remains of seals. Lots of noisy crested birds, Southern
Lapwings, out again, locally called “tero” – turns out they are the national
bird of Uruguay, which turns out to be the Guarani (biggest indigenous group
here) word for “river of painted birds”.
Quite quickly it started cloudy over and getting grey &
dull – the prognostico appeared to ...
... even on predominantly sandy soil, coastal dunes now
covered with pine and eucalyptus. The 5 hour ride passed some lovely little
beach towns in the final hour to the 4x4 transport onwards. Some idiots decided
to walk the 7km through sandy puddles, bulls and deep rivulets crossing the
beach. Was happy I was being driven and even saw an owl out in the open, sat on
a sandy bank.
The final couple of km were along the beach ...
... 30 minutes for this huge 4x4 to take down the road about 7km into town. Cabo polonio is this colourful little hippy town full of hostels and colourful buildings and flags, the la boca of Uruguay but way cooler. The town situated on the southern coast a Uruguay on the tip of a peninsula with great surf and absolutely no electricity or cars, meaning the only way to get in is to walk or take the 4x4.
As we got off the 4x4 we were greeted by a ...
... for southern right whales that are beginning their migration north around this time of year. No success. On the walk i did see a snake. It was really colourful, green, red and orange which i am guessing screams poison. The same little turtle was still hanging around in his rockpool so we watchin him again before walkin back through the sand dunes to the car. We found a few shells, and joel went for a swim in his undies.
There is a nearby town called la coronilla that ...