“So, the heaviest tourist season is over. What now?” “Well you know that heavily-used pedestrian crossing by the Playa Mansa?” “Of course. Leading to the most crowded beach, saw a lot of pedestrian traffic. Typical January. What about it?” “It’s kinda faded.” “You’re right. Now that the bulk of the tourists are gone, this might be a good time to repaint it. You know, so cars can see it better. Safety thing.” “My thinking exactly.”
I haven’t been to the beach with Benji frequently since we started walking with Syd and his five dogs in the wastelands (literally) of Villa Argentina norte. Variety of reasons: conversations with Syd tend to be considerably more interesting than conversations with Benji; Benji usually gets more sustained running given all the other dogs including rabbit scout Jordy; and I don’t have to throw a stick into the waves 20 or 30 times in succession. But from time to time I am reminded of the…Continue Reading “Back to the beach”
“No, wet cement.” “Oh, sorry.”* *Not really — that was fun! Let’s do it again!
I noticed some school girls running up the pedestrian bridge yesterday. That bridge and another are some of a number of improvements we’ve seen in almost seven years in Uruguay. Granted, sometimes nothing is budgeted for repair or maintenance (see here and (yikes!) here). And the engineering — well, perhaps that’s too strong a word — leaves something to be desired. Early this morning, I took the-dog-that-cannot-get-too-much-exercise with me to leave our car for an oil change. An excellent opportunity to experience that bridge for the…Continue Reading “El puente peatonal”
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