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Punta del Este

Beach at Punta del Este

Tim, Beth, & Jake Starting to Walk the Beach - Pnta del...

Yes, Tons of People on this Beach!

Yes, Tons!

And Hawkers Too!

Love These Suits! (Or Lack Of, Ha!)

Jake...Mighty Frustrating For the Celeb Man

Finding Shells


A Bit of a Crowd For Surfing

Ya, Jake...

Beth, Mari, Jake, & Tim

Group Shot w/ Bon


Big Hand on Beach in Punta Del Este (Waiting For Bus Later)

Behind Hostel in La Paloma...Owl Family

Walking the Town of La Paloma...Lighthouse, etc.

La Paloma Lighthouse

Looking Down the Main Blvd (Away From Ocean) - La Paloma

Looking Down From Inside of Lighthouse

Looking Down From Top of Lighthouse - Rocks Very Different

View of Coast - Top of Lighthouse

Stayed in Altena 5000 Hostel in Park across from bus terminal, easy walk, filled w/ many cabins which people rent (lots of tourists here - Uruguain/Argentinian/Brazilian). Also, a huge tent city down the road...Nice...talked to Nadia (when in P.del E. to make reservations) who is mgr and she was very nice, assured us no problem...we arr past midnight and she greeted us warmly, almost tucked us in, ha!

Up early, washed clothes, then off to beach, too much sun for me! Has got to be the biggest beach I've ever seen and most people...major crowd w/ kite flying, paddle ball, soccer...we body surf. Back to town and walk around, ck out lighthouse (1875 - 14 people died when 1st one under construction collapsed in a storm) Very windy here and in eve the blvd/street comes alive w/ inflatable kids entertainment, puppet theater, carnival rides, etc. We go to movies (theater like Missoula old Crystal place)...The King's Speech *****, and The Tourist **. We'd been to the bus terminal and Mari got her ticket to airport (then on to La Paz, Bolivia) at 8am, ours for Cabo Polonio at 9:30am...Bon, Tim, Jake, & Beth.

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