|Goodbye Bumble Bee|
Sale 1) A Uruguayan 20 km from Punta del Diablo where I lived for 3 months now 600km from where I was at the moment. The sale fell through as the Uruguayan with a US passport wasn't sure he could own the bike legally.
Sale 2) A UK kid who was flying in to Buenos Aires at the beginning of April agreed a price and I offered to help him do all he needed. The sale fell through as the kid decided to fly to Santiago and buy a bike there. It didn't help that I lost internet for the 24 hours between the agreement of the sale and the kid changing his plan.
Sale 3) A German living in Uruguay on a farm 50 km East of Montevideo. I was just about to pull my ad for the motorbike in Uruguay and make my way to Paraguay to sell the bike for much less money when Felix sent me a message "Still got the bike...I will drive to Paysandu and put the moto in the back of my truck tonight" WTF! Sounded to good to be true so I told him I wanted more information about him as a person and took the evening to think about it. The next day I would be on the road for the last time with Bumble Bee.
1/3 of the month continued in with Boat Life.
|Fishing for the cat's food.|
|"Hey, a fish is a fish man!"|
|Mr. Preying Mantas. Such an interesting creature exclamated|
by the calm turn of it's head to look at you. Weird.
|The labourer gaining responsibilities|
|"Damn Piete this is high up!"|
|Off to town for groceries|
|6 kgs of non-factory farmed meat|
|Why is the cat hanging here?|
|Fabian tries to help the cat who was in HEAT!|
So he nibbled on her to satisfy her hunger to be touched.
|It's a good life|
|Check out that safety hammock|
|Only 2 days of rain out of 18 days.|
|Setting the anchor that had slipped during the morning high |
powered winds. The boat was still tied on at two other points.
|Pieter's project. An old bike given to|
him by a local that he turned in to a
fixed gear, repainted and a bunch of
other stuff. Bikes haven't changed.
|Off to Argentina illegally|
|What a look! Fabian always|
having a good time.
Beach BBQ or "Braai" in Afrikaans one of the main languages of South Africa that is basically Dutch. I didn't know that English is a major language there too.
|Wild bug life|
LOOK AT THAT THING!
|"We should do this more often" Pieter|
|"Looks good, but all that fat being|
lost, terrible" Geraldine
|Too much HEAT inside the cat|
|Ripping back to the boat before the Hour of Mosquito|
|Writing Room / Apartment|
|A little pool when needed|
|Captain Baron loves mowing the|
lawn and the dogs always chase him.
|What ever this is...WOW|
|wood fired sausages, yum|
|Local products. 10 kg of vegetables for $12 usd.|
|Slow cooked beef|
|Huge chicken stew, Delicious.|
|All goes with Jameson's|
the whiskey of choice in Uruguay
|Baron and Gaby|
|My guard dogs Abril and Lola|
|And the hugger, Falucio|
|Big Toads around the buildings at night|
|Hey Leo, when you have a second, where's the shop again?|
|Well Brad, let me draw a map|
|Rough roads on the way to town|
|Sitting on the owner of the bike shop I was buying oil at|
|Fernando on his 250 cc. |
It looks so much bigger than that.
|Fernando used to race 125cc in Uruguay|
|Using internet at the friendly Ancap|
|A few good lunches at Tres Pinos|
18% discount if you use your credit
card and you're a foreigner!?!
IN ALL OF URUGUAY!
|Paysandu a city of 75,000, the 3rd largest in Uruguay.|
|Some horses hanging in town|
|More horses, where all the people at?|
|Workers checking out the bike|
|Finally throwing out my camo shorts|
They served me well for 5 years.
|Leaving La Rinconada|
|Like seeing a Hurst, but for Bumble|
|Looking good at San Jose ANCAP|
|Leaving San Jose|
|Local scooters always make me feel|
overdressed when in my riding gear
|Rough house at Santa Lucia|
|Highway 8, getting close now|
|Turning to Hwy 80, minutes to go|
|Just the two of us|
|Highway 80 for 1 km.|
|Until the next life|
|Entering the compound. Lots of Dogs|
|Felix, girlfriend and son.|
|If a dog pees on you, make sure you|
pee back! Chau amigo
|When you don't have you horse|
It's a lot of stuff!
|Not bad at all, lots of space.|
|Staying right in the heart of the city|
|Nice park off 18 de Julio the main road in MVD|
|Lunch specials much more than|
small town Paysandu. Double!
|Even got a balcony to enjoy the busy MVD lifestyle|
|Cutting cost at a take away.|
Nice salad for $4.
|This guy was smooth with the|
|Nice empanada place|
|What a scary looking parkade|
|Nancy and Monica took care of me at Claridge Hotel.|
|Flag of Corsica|