Photo Favorite: Storm and Sunset at Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

By Mark Wiens 5 Comments
Cabo Polonia, Uruguay
Cabo Polonia, Uruguay

Location: Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

Unfortunately while traveling through South America, I didn’t really take too many photos, nor was my camera equipment very advanced.

Cabo Polonio is a tiny little town that is only accessible by 4 wheel drive truck. There were no roads, not really any form of communication, and the scenery was breathtaking. It’s not a tropical beach, but more of a cool relaxing retreat.

This photo was taken when a storm was rolling in as the sun was about to set.



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  • Owen Lipsett

    4 years ago

    Great picture! I’m very impressed you made it to Cabo Polonio, not too many people from outside Uruguay seem to know about it. I spent a week there in midwinter (August 2010) and loved it. In fact, I took the profile picture that I use (footsteps on sand) there.

    Did you try the bunuelos de algae (seafood fritters) there by any chance? I really liked them, they’re slightly reminiscent of a saltier version of onion bhajis.

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Hey Owen, I can’t say I ever would have gone if I hadn’t met a few Argentinians that invited me, so I was really happy they knew about it – it’s a really amazing place! We rented a small house there, and the people I was with did all the cooking, so wasn’t even able to eat out. Would love to try the seafood fritters though, sound fantastic!

  • Annie – FootTracker

    6 years ago

    I like the sky and how sunny it is at the bottom part, yet to angry and gloomy on top XD Is the weather pretty unstable there?

  • Sophie

    6 years ago

    Ooh, I like that photo. Looks desolate, lonely, a rough place to live – and yet, very appealing.