March 29, 2008 GMT
DAY 51 - Salto, Republica Oriental del Uruguay - The End of the Road (for now)

"THE ROAD TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE IS NEVER LONG". Danish Proverb

WEDNESDAY 19th of March:
I left the motel in the dark, at the first petrol station I loaded gasoline. I the arrived at Corrientes passing the Parana River, beautiful but I could not take any photos as there wan not yet sufficient light. The highway began perfect but by Mercedes highway number 14 is being repaired until Concordia. I would have liked to arrive before noon but with the change of hour in Uruguay, I finished immigration and customs at 1:15p.m. Without any difficulty, Uruguay customs granted a years permission for the motorbike, however I am not allowed to leave the country in that time so I am not sure how I will fix this problem. (For those readers who do not know me, I have a place in Uruguay where I want to store the bike while i return to my country of residence and then come back to Uruguay and continue a journey south of Argentina.)
As I was getting nearer to my destiny and the end of this journey I had to keep reminding myself to take it easy, to slow down, to be calm, serenity now. I didn't want anything to go wrong. Miles when entering Salto: 9.977.
Passed by my brother's Juan, was not there so I went to the Uruguay club where he eats and he had just left. I went to my sister's Coco. Finally home and what joy that I not once had problems, I never punctured and Angie behaved like a Lady.
I went to see Pico and Juancito and then to Juan's workplace. All good, everyone totally in love with Angelina. In three days I will start my journey around Uruguay.
In town the bike is getting a lot of attention from everyone, children get photos of themselves next to Angie, people ask me all sorts of questions. Several times articles about my journey and/or pictures of me and the bike have been published in the local newspaper. THE END

PHOTO: Getting nearer and nearer
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SAME TEXT HERE IN SPANISH: DIA 51 Miércoles 19
Salí del mueble oscuro, en la primera estación cargue gasolina, llegué a Corrientes pasando el rió Parana,hermoso pero no pude sacar fotos, aún no había suficiente luz
La carretera empezó perfecta pero por Mercedes están arreglando la 14 hasta concordia,me hubiese gustado llegar de mediodía pero con el cambio de hora en Uruguay , hice inmigración y Aduana a las 1.15 p.m Sin ningún problema, me dieron un año para la moto, pero yo no puedo salir del país por ese tiempo, así que aun no se como arreglare.
Tenia que decirme continuamente, ve despacio, cuando veía los carteles Concordia 85 kms, Concordia 65 kms, calma,calma, serenidad, no quería que nada saliera mal.
Millas cuando entre en Salto 9.977. Pase por lo de Juan, no estaba fui al club Uruguay
Donde come y recién se había ido, fui a lo de coco y que alegría de haber logrado, sin problemas, no pinché nunca y Angie se porto como una Dama.
Fui a ver a Pico y Juancito y luego al taller de Juan. Todo bien, todos enamorados de la moto, en tres días me iré a recorrer el Uruguay. En el centro un montón de atención recibimos de la gente los niños se sacan fotos al lado de angie, la gente me hace preguntas, salieron mis fotos varias veces en el diario el pueblo. Colorin colorado este viaje se ha terminado

Posted by Hugo Albini at March 29, 2008 08:03 AM GMT
 


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