So after a long days wait in the closed Porto Alegra we made our way to the bus station with our new found travel buddies, Thomas from Germany and Mario from Colombia. We were alot more careful with our belongings so we didn´t loose anything and arrived in Chuy/Chui at around 7 and had some bread and ham for breakfast. There we booked a bus to a town called Punte del Diablo, its meant to be a quite town on the coast which isn´t often visited. It is a lovely town and the beach is lovely but after walking around with our bags for a few hours it became apparent that the town was more visited than we thought as was no accomodation avaliable at all. So, we sat on the beach with our bags for a few hours, had some lunch (bread and ham again!) then booked another bus to another coastal town called La Paloma, surely this place must have some accomodation. Nope. After another few hours searching for a place to stay that wasnt ridiculously overpriced, we decided to sleep on the beach. So we went to buy some dinner, we mixed it up a litttle this time and had bread, ham and crisps! Got ourselves some rum and coke and set up camp on the beach.
The moon was massive and really beautiful. We all slept in our sleeping bags on the outer part of our tent. It did start raining in the middle of the night but we put up out umberella and hoped it would stop.... it did luckily! It wasn´t the most ideal nights sleep but sleeping with the light of the moon and the sound of the sea was really nice. We got up this morning and parted ways with our travelling buddies and hopped on a bus to Montevideo- the busses are so much cheaper in Uruguay than Brazil, its crazy. Anyway the previous day had shocked us into pre-booking a place for tonight, so after unloading our stuff and having a well needed shower, we explored the town a bit and went for an all-you-can-eat buffet. Yes! Now we´re looking forward to our first proper nights sleep in a couple of days!!! Yay!!! A tip for anyone coming to Uruguay... if you go to the coast in January..... Book ahead!!!