Friday, January 23, 2009

Playa Verde and Piriapolis - January 2009

Playa Verde, 10 km from Piriapolis, must be one of the quietest places in the Uruguayan coast.

Quiet sunset in Playa Verde

This year, forest fires burned Cerro de la Virgen, taking a life and several houses. The helicopters' work and the Firemen Corps dedication was outstanding.

Helicopter carrying seawater to the fires

Volunteer's hard work stopped the fire near the Tarariras creek, close to Las Flores.


Piriapolis' large harbor has a small but colorful fleet of fishing boats. One of my favorite places in the world!

Fishing boats in Piriapolis

Closer view of fishing boats

A happy sea wolf was posing for the crowds.

Sea wolf posing in Piriapolis harbor