Sunday, April 23, 2006

Necochea

The initial reason for our trip was to attend the wedding of a friend in seaside resort town Necochea. It is a 6 hour drive out of Buenos Aires. We travelled there overnight on special coaches which had EXTREMELY comfortable seats. If only airplanes could be like this. We slept well & woke up several hundred kilometeres from where we left!


It was high summer in Argentina & Necochea is a holiday town. Since we arrived so early in the morning we got to the beach around 9am when it was empty but by midday it was packed & the temperature had risen steeply. My Dad & I had never experienced heat like it & had to buy a sun umbrella to shade us before it was all too much & we retreated to the shade of a seafront cafe for a cool beer.


The wedding was in the evening & that night there was a freak storm, the heavens opened & torrential rain hammered down for a couple hours. We had a crazy taxi ride to the church with a local cabbie who saw nothing wrong in driving on the wrong side, driving up grass verges, cutting diagonally across cross junctions through traffic to get us to the church on time!

2 comments:

merf said...

I love the expression on our faces in the rear view mirror of the cab!
What a ride that was!

therese said...

hi there!!!!
I love your style!!!!!!!!!! Glad to hear that you enjoy it so much!!!! really nice to have you there too!!
The cucaracha made me laugh a lot!!!!!! ... the rest of the images and text made me fell for a bit like home, thanks for that!
take care all the best to you and your dad!
t