Cerro Arequita

We set up camp at Cerro Arequita, as did hundreds of others. They came in busloads and quickly filled the mini-cabanas and campsites.  A little loud, but mostly people just walked by and stared at us. We seemed to be something of a curiosity.

The campsite was in a beautiful hill country location, quite a bit different from the coast we’ve been on only 50 miles away.  Our favorite part was a really odd assortment of animals they had in a large pen near the entrance. I did not know that these animals could peacefully coexist. Well, all but the peacock who seemed to rule the roost and terrify even the goats.

Jason went to work on a few bus projects, namely repairing my seat again (yay!) and fabricating a steering coupler.

Bode and I joined Karman, our German friend for a horseback ride. It started well, but ended with Bode rashy and teary-eyed. Apparently, he is allergic to horses (this one, anyway)  and/or the sheepskin saddle.  Lo horible!

6 thoughts on “Cerro Arequita

  • November 29, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    Nice work on the bus steering and seat

  • November 30, 2012 at 5:40 AM
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    The new steering coupler is just a chunk of rubber found at a gomeria in Montevideo. I borrowed a drill and put some holes in it and voila! It’s a bit thin, but should work for a while. I didn’t pull the steering box, but there’s a leak. Hopefully, I can find the correct rubber coupler in Brazil and the parts to repair the gearbox and the whole thing will come out for a proper repair in a few weeks.

    The seat repair… not so proud of it. We’ll see how long it lasts. If anyone knows a good way to repair broken seat springs, I’m all ears….

  • November 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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    Diego- thanks! We’ll email you!

  • December 1, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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    More great photos, that billy goat on two legs is great, the peacock rear end (never seen that before), and the rhea has such sweet eyes. We never got very close to the wild ones.

    A year ago we were enjoying Steve’s birthday feast together in El Quisco. Sure was nice getting to know you all better. Glad to see you’re back to Red Beard, enjoying your rambling ways.
    Cheers and hugs to you all!

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