"A man on land envies a man living on a boat, but a man living on a boat envies no one" Pieter C (paraphrased).
The first part of Feb I strapped in and finished off draft 5 of my travel drama script "Bandido Blanco" that has been moving along for the last 3 years or more. I have learned a lot in those years and become a better writer and storyteller. I hope to write 5 more scripts in the next years beginning with a drama/love story in March. The feeling of finishing a script is unbelievable and I'm hooked on it like an adrenaline junkie to skydiving!
|Feb 14 - "Bandido Blanco" Draft 5|
Diablo the BAD: Watch out for flying umbrellas that harpoon your gut while you're taking a nap on the beach to which the owner says "Are you ok?" and I say "No" and he just shrugs and takes his umbrella. Don't ask for a Visa Extension, instead go to Brasil and return later that day to save $30 fees. Ocean town Mosquitos are tough as anything and you really need to put your weight behind your smack cautiously finding the line not to explode them all over the wall. No marina for 100 km equals no sailing possibilities.
Diablo the UGLY: My cheap $5 haircut!
More Punta del Diablo in photos.
|Lovely long lines waiting for the bank|
to open. Hours are 1pm to 4pm.
It takes about 30min to get money out
|I found the only Hair Salon in Diablo|
|That's it, $5 of UGLY|
|Sopranos meets Platoon|
|$6 to get over the UGLY|
|After a windy night cars are stuck in the sand|
|And road problems after rain|
|SOB! $30 to stay a few more months.|
|Beautiful birds on a wire|
|Cow cooling in the heat|
|kinda looks like the Karate Kid?|
|Making my mark on the Diablo sign|
|Cool to find a spot on the "Welcome to Punta del Diablo" sign|
|Quick shot to "sort of close" to Hostel Francisca|
Unsure of the access I first parked 400m from the hostel.
Tough walk in 33 degrees heat and all the gear.
|Eventually we found a way to get the|
moto to the hostel
|Thanks Sandra! Nos Vemos.|
|Tough start, uphill sand!|
|The road leaving the hostel|
|Tricky and could be bad in rain|
|On the road again|
|Some kind of road rally|
|Must be a big rally if they need|
their own crapper
|Near San Juancito|
|Always nice to pass road tolls free|
|I always take these photos coming in to San Jose|
|Near Soriano, beautiful lakes, river|
|I hope the boat is close|
|Bike resting at Susana's Acreage|
"La Quinta" in front of the boat
|The South African built Dean 44 "Witblits"|
|Happy to be here|
|First night we went to Jose Luis's birthday, "Hi everybody"|
|Fabian the navigator, "ah guys, we got some trees ahead"|
|First full day and I was put to work!|
|Lots of trees to clear|
|At the market which happens on Tues,Thurs and Sundays|
|King size bed!|
|Enrique and Laura to take us to the beach|
|Hey Fabian is that the bridge between|
Uruguay and Argentina
|Let's have a dip|
|A group beside us playing|
beach shuffle board
|A little beach parrilla|
|Me, Enrique, Pieter, Geraldine, Laura|
|Sun going down|
|Look at that! The whole week was like this!|
|Abril one of Gaby's dogs licking a|
poisonous toad. Apparently it just
taste bad. Not fatal.
|If you make more than $32400 usd a year your in the 1%|
Although where you live is likely not considered.
This is just gross earning is my guess.
|Why no one can escape |
the charm of Trudeau
|This is a moving hostel in South|
|THE END draft 5 Feb 14, 2017|
|2 of 3 pens that all died the same day|
|The mapped history of General Artigas by Pori|
|Big Acreage Water Maker|
|Polenta topped with grilled veg|