Trip Start Oct 10, 2006
182Trip End Apr 03, 2007
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Arthur's friends are going to arrive around 9 so we walk around. It has many hills with turn of the century homes, reminiscent of San Francisco. The highlight is the dock which has a continuous flow of boats picking up people for a short tour (identical so any boat will do) of the coastline. At any given time, there are 6 boats fighting for the next loading spot on the dock to pick up a group of passengers. I calculate that a typical boat only makes $120 per day (pays for gas, 2 salaries, maintenance ...). With a loading time of 5 minutes, the pace is fast. Boats try to out maneuver each other to be next, including ramming into each other (very often). It reminds me of the organized chaos of Wall St trading floor. It is mesmerizing to watch.
Arthur and I enjoy the terrific view from one of the hills, Cerro Concepcion, along with a 6 pack as we wait for his friends. We all go for dinner later. After dinner, at 1 AM, I call it quits. Led by the Chilean, they go out to a dance club and return at 5 AM.