Uruguay – boat

There’s lots of work to be done in Buenos Aires. You’ll see some of it.

But first there’s a complication. Something I can’t talk about until I’m off the continent. And it involves leaving Argentina for another country and returning. It’s mildly concerning as there’s risk attached to what I have to do and significant downside. As it happens it works out fine.

So we head off north to Uruguay. I know nothing about it and riders don’t talk about it, so I’m not expecting much.

We do a loop for a few days that looks like this. Everything on the right of the river is Uruguay
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The Uruguay posts should really be one, as I was only there for a few days, but I’ve split it up

First there’s a fast-ferry from Buenos Aires across the River Plate (and the border) to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, another tricky country to pronounce (uru-why). But not as tricky as Argentina, which I can’t pronounce at all.

I leave the stupid Garmin on to get the track, which it manages
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I’m curious about this fast ferry after following our own fast-ferry program in Vancouver. The specifications are about the same: 30 odd miles, lots of cars and people, catamaran, fast. Not only did their program not turn to ashes but the ferry turns out to be a speedboat. This speed off the GPS: 39.6 mph, 63.7 kph
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But we ride onto it from the stern and depart the same way so we don’t get a decent photo, so this is from the web
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The inside was a massive duty-free store
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Fuel’s expensive, so slide-rules out for density equations
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Needless to say, I wasn’t going to join them in this, so sat and chatted with Lucinda in the vehicle bay.

She got her usual careful Latin attention for the tie-down
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The only other moto belongs to a young professional-class Brazilian on a Yamaha who’s out exploring on a 2 or 3 week tour. He wants to know if I have a blog and wants a picture for his friends. Hi Leo!
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  1. Leo,

    Hi friend! I’m finishing my trip today and I really liked to know you! This meeting and your lessons I will bring with me for ever! God bless all your choices and roads! See ya!

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