Sun, sea and a drop of vino

Trip Start Oct 19, 2009
Trip End Mar 20, 2010

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Arrived in Punta del Diablo on the NW coast of Uruguay on Thursday. The place was wind swept and the sun was setting as we got off the coach which took 5 hours from Montevideo, which wasn´t too much to write home about.

We spent most of Friday and Saturday waiting for the sun to come back out as it was really overcast and reminded me of North Wales, damp, quiet and remote. There was this sea mist that reduced visability to about 100m. We´re pleased to report that the weather has picked up and so we hit the beach for the only bit of coast we´ll see for the next few months.

Punta del Diablo is a sleepy fishing and surfing village with about 3 restaurants open at the minute as its not hit high season and a supermarket which shuts for siesta at 2pm each day. We´ve lived off the best fish and cheese empanadas and pasta for the past few nights having splurged on our 1st night with a fancy meal, patricia beers and exotic puddings, really didn´t feel like we were backpacking at that point. The Uraguyan tannat wasnt bad either!

Will make our way back to Buenos Aires tomorrow and then head off to Iguazu Falls.

I may have to check Em´s backpack for small puppies as the hostel has 4 and it seems the only photos I´ve got of her these past few days are with them.
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Ken Byatt on

Nice photos - seems you should check each others backpacks when you leave!

Brian on

Hey Guys,
Really glad you enjoyed yourselves, we're so lucky to have such good people coming through the Hostel.
Best wishes on the rest of your trip from us at El Diablo Tranquilo,

Mum on

Don't be rude about Wales. We have some lovely weather there.
Plenty of free drinks for you as well!! Glad you both having a ball.

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