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Lovely Colonia street leading down to the river.

Spent today visiting the museums that were closed yesterday.  Was a very overcast day, and even had a few spits of rain, which is unusual for this trip.  Had another coffee at Mercosur (our waiter is getting to know what we like now!) and then went to the Casa de Nacarello, a small house of 18th century Portuguese construction containing furniture of the times.  The museum is very small, and only takes a few minutes so went straight next door into the Municipal Museum.  There is much more in here, with a collection of objects from the town of Colonia since its founding.  We saw original documents, maps, fossils, weapons, hotel crockery, fans, bullfighting memoriabilia and even a plaque commemorating Australia┬┤s bicentennary, as some of the early town plans here were done by one Captain Arthur Philip.

Casa de Nacarella, on the Plaza Mayor.
  Once again tried to visit the lighthouse, but although it should have opened at 12 noon, there was still no action at 2pm!  Had a delicious parrilla lunch in a restaurant on the main street, it was a bit undercooked at first, but when we sent it back the re-done chicken and chorizo was done to perfection with an extra bit of asado thrown in to boot!  After all that meat, we visited the Aquarium for a quick look at the local river fish before heading back to the hostel to recover.  Spent the evening lying on the bed, groaning from being so full, and watching a weird spoof Chinese warrior movie - not quite sure what it was, but it was funny!

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Lovely Colonia street leading down…
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Casa de Nacarella, on the Plaza Ma…
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