Storm on a Plate

Trip Start Jul 02, 2009
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Trip End Jun 28, 2010


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Monday, September 21, 2009

The sun had gone down by the time the bus got into Colonia.  I headed for the river to check the what was left of the sunset and find somewhere to stay.  The sunset was a bit disappointing and my attempts to photograph it even more so.  The excellent asado and my accomodations (Posada de la Flor; see pics below) more than compensated.  This was the only place in South America where I (knowingly) drank the tap water. 

 
  
                                                                                                                          
The following day was wet and rainy.  I noticed a number of antique cars parked on the streets which would be worth a bit as collectables but I had no idea what they were doing there.

 

  
                                                                                                                      
 
I'd booked on the afternoon ferry to Buenos Aires which didn't leave a lot of time for seeing the sights.   The Iglesia Matriz is apparently the oldest church in Uruguay although I believe that it has been heavily restored.  Many of the streets are cobbled and lined with plane trees.  

Although the rain had started to ease off a bit the wind was beginning to kick up as you can see from the photo of the river. 
  
  
 
                                                                                                                               
  
I'd guessed that the crossing back Buenos Aires was going to be a bit bumpy and my guess was correct.  They had to close the duty free shop and were handing out the bolsas de vůmito.  A bit before I took the last photo I saw the lady leading a fat child with one hand and holding a very full bolsa de vůmito in the other.  Presumably the career information promising a life of glamour on the Buquebus doesn't mention this sort of thing.  
  


 
                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                      

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