One Day is Never Enough

Trip Start Sep 20, 2007
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Trip End Sep 20, 2008


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Thursday, October 18, 2007

During our time in BA we decided to undertake a solitary day trip to Uraguay. We had hoped that after an hour boat ride in the early hours of the morning we would have a long day to enjoy the sites and sounds of the nice cobble stoned town of Colonia.

Unfortunately, we made a slight miscalculation on the check-in times etc and our lack of organisation caught up with us. We arrived at the port in BA at about 08:20hrs. Our boat we believed set sail at 08:45hrs... I guess 25minutes is'nt a whole lot of time to get sorted. Especially as we subsequently found out check-in was a reccomended one hour before leaving... We then qued in a place where it was actually first necessary to have purchased the tickets... More time down the swanea but believe it or not we still thought we had a faint chance of making the 08:45 boat. We then hurried to buy our tickets next door, Craig did ask the lady ´Any chance of making the early boat´...The lady laughed...We were stuck at the port waiting for a couple of hours untill the 11:15 boat. Oh what a great start to our day trip to Uraguay!!

This gave us all the chance to brush up on our card games, remember Whisky poker... Also how could we forget that other game, a coin, a table....Conor´s knuckles  have not yet healed 100%...

We eventually got our boat after filling out the migration forms...We were now faced with the prospect of only having about 4hrs to explore Uraguay....Plenty of time, right??!!

In fairness as we got the fast boat we were there in an hour, no messing around we got off the boat and hired our mode of transport for the day...A GOLFBUGGY

Lucky we had loads of time to burn because we could have ran faster then this cart. We must say though it was good fun as we travelled around with the natives laughing as we beeped the powerful horn!

ARE WE ALLOWED ON THE MOTORWAY WITH THIS THING???
LOOK ON THE MAP, WHERE ARE WE GOING??

We stopped off for a quick feed, a lovely hotdog covered in bacon and cheese. That could well have been the highlight of the trip until we tumbled upon the true sights of Colonia. We parked the golfcart and walked through the cobblestoned village, saw a cannon, a lighthouse, plenty of parrots flying around, and the perfect pigeon! Things were looking up, and then WAM the day was over, time to catch the boat back, to what was now home, to our lovely hostel in Milhouse.

Unfortunately, as we didnt do our homework on this short trip we lost out a little but still it was definitely worthwhile...
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