Lazy taxi drivers , beaches and a whale in the center of town
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What a nightmare. So our bus was leaving the terminal 3 km up the road at 6 am, so what time should we get up???????????? 4.30 seems a bit early, 5 maybe a bit late so we settled on 4.45...surely plenty of time to get up slowly, have a shower, jump into a cab and still have plenty of time at the terminal .......WRONG, WRONG , WRONG !!!!!!!.......good in theory, unfortunately when put into practise this seemingly faultless plan came unstuck. 4.45 the alarm goes off, 4.50 into the shower, 5.00 get dressed, 5.05 quick snout, 5.10 walk to the end of the road, all fine so far.......5.15 where are the cabs????, 5.20 a couple go past but no they motion that they're not stopping, 5.25 still more cabs go past but still not stopping just an annoying shake of the finger, 5.
La Paloma is fantastic and just what we needed after all the city time recently. It's on a peninsular with beaches on two sides and is great.
When we got off the bus we got directions to a hostel we had read about and that seemed fairly cheap and started walking down the road only to be waylaid by a little old lady who must have been at least 100...well maybe that's an exaggeration but she had to be at least 98...she's jabbering away at us about 100 mph and pointing to our turtles. Well we understand about 5% of what she's saying in her schumacher style spanish but we get the idea she's got an apartment we can stay in and what's even better she only wants 300 potatoes a night. Off we go to have a quick look and sure enough she shows us this little apartment with it's own toilet, little sitting area, gas stove ,patio area and obviously a bedroom.Well to say we bit her hand off wouldn't be too far from the truth.
We spent 5 nights here and had a great time on every one of them, we cooked up a right storm on our one hob burner, sampling Uruguay´s snags, eggs and on the last night , a fantastic spag bollock POOP POOP .... and it was poop poop in the morning I can tell you !!!!!!! The most memorable night though was on the second or third day ( does that make any kind of sense ????? ) anyway it was the third night and we decided to have a bbq on the ageing barbie outside our apartment.
¨" Useless city dwellers can´t even do the simplest thing like light a barbecue it´s a good job they don´t have to go and catch their own buffalo´s to make their burgers with like i did when I was a little girl !!!!"
She´s a nice old lady though so she said it all with a great big gappy smile on her face, but anyway of she trots ( and for someone of at least 100 she can move.
We´ve spent the days on the beach, alternating depending on the direction of the wind, it´s been great. One of the beaches has the most enormous waves which just pick you up , toss you about a bit and spit you back on the beach all covered in sand and shells. And it´s been sunny YEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, and after the cold of Patagonia it feels sooooooooo good just to lie there.
Oh I almost forgot........ they´ve also got this whale skeleton in the middle of town......how cool is that? We´ve got some great pics of Ria being Jonah in the whales stomach!!!! the locals thought it was very odd two grown people crawling around inside the bones of their towns centerpiece but hey who cares our old bid will stick up for us , she practically did a dance in front of us when we told her we wanted to stay two more days ( I did say she could move didn´t I !!!!!!!!!!!! )
Oh and another weird thing, thid morning judt as the old bid was kissing us goodbye ( well not me, only Ria I didn´t trust that glint she had in her eye.
Nect stop BRAZIL POOP POOP HONK HONK PARP DIDDLY PARP PARP BBBBBRRRRAAAAAA ZZZZZZZIIIIIIIILLLLLL