Yesterday night I arrived to the cattle farm of Cotys family. It is a peaceful place 20km North of the historic town Colonia del Sarcamento. I got the contact over couchsurfing and Daniel from Mexico stayed here as well. The three of us had a long night yesterday so we got up late.
After a nice breakfast on the terrace, Daniel and Coty started to work on the walls of the house. I took my time to maintain a few things on my bicycle. Since a long time the lights did not work. I had to fiddle new cables into the inside of the frame.
Cotys brother helped me with this delicate work. Now I’m happy to have the lights working again as streets are totally dark here as soon as the sun goes down.
I also maintained the gasoline stove and other small things. It was a relaxing day and it passed by fast. In the evening some friends came over and we started a fire at the parilla – the typical Argentinian and Uruguayan barbecue place.
The nights are fresh but close to the big fire it is warm and cozy. On the grid we prepared pizzas, burgers, sausages and fainá.
One of Cotys friends who came by told us about his sailing boat. Soon we all decided to skip our plans for the next day to have a sailing trip together. Until late in the night we sat around the fire place and exchanged stories about working and travelling all over the world.
Have a look what fellow cyclists did at the same day all over the world: