Sunday, November 17, 2013

Artigas' Mesa

The "Meseta de Artigas" is a high bank against the Uruguay river. I believe this was a favorite place of Jose Artigas. It offers a nice view of the river, with Entre Rios province on the other side. Lots of water in the river these days.

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The Mesa is accessed through a longish dirt road from Route 3, about 60 km north of Paysandu. Along the road there were horses, taking advantage of the excellent grass fields.
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Cattle were around as well. This big bull had never seen a TLR before. He didn't tell me, but I know that look.
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In the top of the Meseta there is a very ugly monument. You can easily check it in other sites. Instead, I liked this entrance into the native forest, opening a trail from the Meseta down to the river.
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Tourists in the Meseta are protected from falling to the river by a nice, weathered timber fence.
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