Colonia del Sacramento

Trip Start Mar 06, 2003
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Trip End Mar 24, 2003


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Saturday, March 22, 2003

Off early; met guide. Into van and off to Colonia del Sacramento. Stopped for a coffee first. Next, we stopped at a small, "artisan" winery to view the process, taste their product. I was not wild about any of the wines, but we bought one we liked best.

Really enjoyed Colonia del Sacramento, a protected UNESCO site. Architecture is quite interesting; loved the courtyards in many of the houses. Saw the Avenue of Sighs, where slaves were brought from the sea to the market during colonial times. WE didn't have a lot of time in Colonia, but we enjoyed what we had.

On the way back, we stopped for a delicious lunch at a dairy farm. When we arrived, we saw this huge spread and assumed it must be for a large tour group ... but it was for just the six of us (plus our guide). It was very tasty, so we ate what we could. Hope a giant bus comes by next. The diary farm is famous for having the 2nd largest collection of key chains and the largest collection of pencils in the world. And many other collections, as well. Rushed back to the ship (Pas and the guide both napped on the way home). Arrived at 17.00h; ship cast off 17.30h.

Packed; promenaded. Wind has died down, so it was lovely to walk at sunset. The ship continued up Rio de la Plata to Buenos Aires.
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