We met Hank at the races and he invited us up to his place. He’s got 40 or so acres up on the hill above town and told us we could camp with an amazing view. Done.
Hank’s from Annapolis, MD, but left U.S. for good back in ’69. Yep – Nixon was president the last time this American lived in the U.S. Still no plans of returning.
He’s an interesting guy and shared lots of stories with us while Bode chased fireflies outside. He sailed around the world on a 37 ft sloop. Twice. He lived in Fiji for a decade, but left after a coup and came here. No matter where he went in Uruguay, he always ended up back in Piriapolis, so he bought some land 12 years ago (at an astonishing price) and built a house himself. It’s an awesome place – and the view doesn’t hurt either.