This body of water holds the enormous end flow of two rivers, the Uruguay River and the Paraná River. Argentina lies across the estuary and to us a ferry across would probably be a much shorter trip than the drive form Montevideo.
Silt carried into this wide ‘plate’ does make the water a muddy colour, not surprising, as it’s the second largest draining basin in South America. Even though expansive in size we cruised into and out of Montevideo, through a rather narrow channel – had a close call with a freighter that had the dishes in the buffet tumbling over!!
Even that bit of drama could not keep us from looking for Loggerhead, Green Sea & Leatherback Sea Turtles, the rare La Plata Dolphin and river birds. So what seems to be only shipping lanes is chock full of nature.This is something to experience from both the reedy shoreline at Colonia del Sacramento with its historical old town or on the water where you see just how vast it really is!
Enjoy your experience too!
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