Torres to Porto Alegre, Thursday, 28 March 2013, Day 268

Puerto Alegre iconic landmark gasworks some of these industrial building can be rather attractive.

I have been spoilt for the last couple of weeks as every where I had stayed had breakfast included of varied quality but today there was none so I went round the corner to the local bakery and had a nice breakfast there before hitting the road.

Destination Porto Alegre only 200km away choice one follow the coast or choice two stay on the main road 101 that goes inland ish. I decide to stick with the coast and the weather is also not sure at what it wants to do and it keeps trying to rain but never enough to stop and pull the waterproofs on but enough to keep the road damp and slippery. Dull road guess I was spoilt rotten yesterday and back to a dull flat straight road  and it is supposed to be running along the coast but I cannot see the sea. I do hope its not going to be like this for the rest of the trip.I pulled into Porto Alegre at about 2pm ish and I had plugged a couple of hostels into my GPS. The first had no safe parking for Daisy but the second one did and I have a 10-bed dorm all to myself as its empty, which surprised me, as it was Easter weekend and I was expecting it to be difficult to find accommodation.

Most interesting shot of todays ride!

I have been trying to get a half decent Internet connection to do some admin as it’s the 1st April soon and I needed to get an extension on my personal tax return as there is no way I can complete that whilst traveling and also the tax man is bugging me for a tax return for my new company which is strange as it only been up and running since October last year and normally they give you a years grace in your start-up year so I need to ensure I do not get a fine and stay out of the taxman bad books in my first year of business! And the yearly bills are piling up so a good couple of hours with a connection would be nice but nope-dodgy intermittent Internet here and of course there is a man coming to fix it but that will be tomorrow. So I was also unable to get my blog updated either.

So I decide to go for a short walk round the neighbourhood, which of course in Philly fashion turned, into a long hike all over town. Nice enough place ended up at an old disused power station watching the sunset and the folks there was also an interesting exhibition about Cartoons in the Power Station.

I walked everywhere it seemed I do hope I left something else to see tomorrow it was busy in town and I walked around the central market which was buzzing as everyone was doing there last minute shopping before Easter I am guessing it will be a lot quieter on Good Friday.

Back to the hostel I have given up on the Internet as its frustrating as hell working with a dodgy internet connection so I am reading my book instead John Grisham the legislators interesting enough page turner of a book so I have nearly finished it.

I am that frog 🙂


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