Isla de Lobos (Seal Island)

There are said to be 180,000 seal lions on this island, a few miles of the coast of Punta del Este. The animals are called in local vernacular "lobos" or wolves, due to their pointy snouts. The seals seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely - at least until the orca come - and were not afraid of out boat at all. 

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There is a lighthouse, about which Wikipedia says: "With its height of 59 meters above sea level it is one of the highest lighthouses in the world."

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Birds on a shipwreck.

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Back to Uruguay.


© Robert Yanal 2017