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... as hoping for a break in the clouds to see
the sunset from the point/beach/yacht club, back over the bridge on the river
bank south of town. There was a huge procession of cars heading that way too
and we were in for a treat – the cloud made it spectacular.
Back to the super for a beer and a stack of Stax for dinner –
at over £2 a pop I just have to stop!
... a hill, which overlooks the whole town. The chairlift turned out to be a bit scary, as it was swinging in the wind over the highway and Chris kept commenting on how it needed a bit more maintenance - as I said before, ignorance is bliss! After that comment I kept freaking out a bit.... As soon as we got to the top, a huge fog/mist came over and covered everything, so that our view was one of white mist. Oh well, bad luck!!! We headed back and looked at all the beautiful boats ...
... the far end. From here the streets get narrower, and more quaint, with some beautiful urban buildings, particularly on corners.
The old city is definitely set up for tourism, if only in daylight hours, and there is a heavy tourist police presence. The tour takes us through Plaza Constitucion, with the surprisingly conservative Iglesia Matriz, with an immaculate 1948 Prefect parked across from it, to the diagonally set Plaza Zabala, with large ...
... the indigenous animals of Uruguay in natural surroundings. The setting at the foot of the Pan de Azucar (sugarloaf) hill was beautiful and the vultures and eagles flying freely overhead wonderful, but we were quite distressed by the small enclosures given to some of the animals. The Reserve was probably ahead of its time and very well-intentioned when set up, but
the concept of animal parks has changed so much over the 30-40 years. Enjoyed a good ice-cream at the café, ...
... South America for jet set internationals such as myself! Not my usual choice of a hangout I have to admit, but I was feeling the need for some beach time ahead of my trip to Antarctica and it's always good to throw in a bit of world class people-watching, something I was confident that Punta Del Este could provide abundantly.
There are two beaches here that are the most famous: Playa Brava, which has a big sculpture of a hand along ...