Eating, Shopping and More Sightseeing

After wandering the streets of Colonia, we stopped at the Yacht Club for a bite.  The Club sits right on the water and we were mesmerized watching the boats and waves blown by the wind. The day of our visit it was freezing and most people were indoors by their firesides not out and about. We feasted on lenguado, a local fish, cooked in the Mediterranean way, with olives, tomatoes and capers…divine.

Porch at Yacht Club

Dining room at Yacht Club

View from Yacht Club

View from Yacht Club

After lunch we took in some shopping;  everything was  within walking distance from the Yacht Club.  We loved the variety of handmade goods and items of natural beauty;  Uruguay is known for its’ wools, colorful mate ( a type of tea) cups, which almost everyone seems to drink from all day long, and gorgeous purple amethysts.  As we walked we marvelled at the gorgeous blue and white Portuguese ceramic signs.

Blue & white sign on house

Mate cups

Wool in all colors and of extraordinary softness

Handmade sweaters; some are alpaca

Geodes containing amethysts

Before heading back to Buenos Aires, we wanted to see what the newer part of Colonia was like.  Our two precious and personable guides took us along the beach road to new houses that were being constructed with  to die for views of the beach.

Our guides

Many new homes overlook this beach

New construction

Road to house above

And the next time we return to Colonia, we will certainly stay at this hotel and partake of the Colonia night life.

Hotel Colonia

Courtyard at Hotel Colonia

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