Spring has now officially arrived in the northern hemisphere and we are starting to feel the chilly autumn weather south of the equator. Hoping to catch the tail end of beach weather in Uruguay, we headed out to our first stop on the coast, Punta Del Diablo, a little bohemian beach town near the Brazilian border.
While it was raining occasionally and too cold to swim in the ocean (for us – there are always those crazies swimming when we have jeans on), there was plenty of sunshine for pleasant strolls along the miles of empty beaches. Our lovely hostel, Hostel De La Viuda, came complete with a pack of friendly dogs who enjoy beach walks as much as we do.
It was as though they all just knew how badly we miss our two furry Santiago friends from our housesit. These hostel dogs adopted us and took us for walks everyday along the beach, ‘protecting’ us from other dogs (they were just jealous!) and even meeting us right at our door every morning to greet us. Our favorite, a massive yet graceful mutt called ‘Novio’ (boyfriend) even walked us the five blocks to the bus stop in the rain and sat stoically with us to see us off to our next stop, La Paloma. We miss them all already!