Sun, sea, sand, storms and scorpions
Trip Start Sep 12, 2011
34Trip End Dec 20, 2011
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Where I stayed
Later that evening Craig built a HUGE fire on our Parilla and we set to work on the meat we had bought. It was actually quite weird camping in the warmth as we had been used to pitching the tent in snow etc
The next we spent on the beach...not much to do on the beach except read. We have been picking up books that people leave behind in hostels and so hilariously, Craig is currently reading Bridget Jones Diary! That evening, we made another fire and had another parilla and went to bed thinking all was well. However, in the night, a huge storm hit! It started with us seeing the lightning from quite far off...then the thunder came and got closer and closer until it was roaring right above us. Bits of tree were falling down and so we had to get out and move the tent under a small tree to prevent something falling on us. It was pouring with rain like you wouldnīt believe too. All in all quite scary. Given that it was impossible to sleep, I took to using the stopwatch on my watch to time the seconds between the lightning and the thunder and also to time how long the thunder lasted, what a geek! Some of the thunder went on for over a minute! My brother would have loved it, he appreciates a good storm...he would probably have ran down the beach for a better view.
Our time in Uruguay has shown us that we are definitely not beach people. Too much sitting on the beach makes me lethargic, give me some watersports and thatīs a different matter. Oh well, while we are here might as well work on the tan!