October 23-24th Uruguay

by - October 26, 2018

October 23rd

We woke to the wind whipping and the truck rocking.  Seemed like a good day to go to a coffee shop and work on the blog and download some movies.  Bart made breakfast and then we organized the truck.  The smallest amount of clutter makes things much more difficult.  We walked to a nice coffee shop called Startup Cowork Cafe and enjoyed a cappuccino(and the nice bathrooms).  Then we walked to a post office.  After that we had lunch at The Rustic Restaurant.  We went back tot he Disco supermarket and bought food for the next few days.  We packed up and headed out of town towards a workaway we will be starting on Friday.  After missing our exit for the planned spot on Laguna de Rocha we decided to try the other side of the Laguna.  It worked out in our favor.  Down a long dirt road we parked at the at the end.  It appeared to be a park of some sort.  All the houses we passed were definitely living off the grid.  Uruguay has been a bird watcher paradise.  There have been hundreds of new species.  There were a handful of flamingos off in the distance in the lagoon.  We walked around to check it out.  The lagoon was much more calm than the ocean.  We went for a swim and fished a little bit.  Then we made some pre-made ravioli with butter and cheese.  Homemade pasta of all sorts including canelones are very popular in Uruguay.  Olives and wine are also very popular.  We watched a movie and then went to bed.

October 24th

It was a very unproductive day today.  We made the typical potatoes, red pepper, onion, and egg breakfast and then headed out to the beach for the day.  It was fairly cold so we didn’t last very long.  After warming up in the truck we went back out to try fishing.  We came upon a baby sea lion curled up on the shore.  At first we were very excited to see a deal this close.  We quickly realized that this poor little guy would likely not survive.  Maybe he was hurt, but either way it was too young to be without it’s mother.  The excitement turned into sadness.  It started raining so we spent the rest of the day in the truck.  Lentils and rice for dinner.

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